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Michael Mandelbaum

How America Acts as the World’s Government

About Michael Mandelbaum

Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Educated at Yale, Cambridge, and Harvard, he has been named one of the most influential people in American foreign policy by the World Affairs Councils of America. He is the author of ten books, including The Fate of Nations, The Global Rivals, The Nuclear Future, and his classic, The Ideas That Conquered the World: Peace, Democracy, and Free Markets. His newest book, The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World’s Government in the 21st Century, is a provocative look at America’s global role, responsibilities, and challenges.

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