Will America now define national security as it did half a century ago to see the betterment of others' conditions as key to ensuring its own safety and well-being? Or will it be satisfied merely to aggressively police the frontiers of hostility at home and abroad to reduce the likelihood of a new terrorist-inflicted disaster?
America's Approach to the Middle East: Legacies, Questions, and Possibilities
Augustus Richard Norton is a professor in the departments of anthropology and international relations at Boston University and a Current History contributing editor. Parts of this essay are excerpted from the author's “The U.S. and the Middle East: Elusive Quest for Peace,” Great Decisions (New York: Foreign Policy Association, 2002).
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Augustus Richard Norton; America's Approach to the Middle East: Legacies, Questions, and Possibilities. Current History 1 January 2002; 101 (651): 3–7. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2001.101.651.3
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