Chapter

The Home Front

Joseph S. Nye

in The Paradox of American Power

Published in print March 2003 | ISBN: 9780195161106
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199871087 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195161106.003.0004
 The Home Front

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A key concern in U.S. security policy planning must be to identify the risks of moral and cultural decay from within, that could erode and destroy the sources of U.S. “soft” power, and thereby conduce toward a repetition of the fall of the Roman empire. This concern essentially involves U.S. self‐confidence in its values and institutions, and the preservation of America's social capital.

Keywords: foreign policy; social capital; U.S.A

Chapter.  9657 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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