A Perilous Path: The Misguided Foreign Policy of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry
Anne R. Pierce tells the fascinating story of Obama administration foreign policy and illustrates its disturbing consequences. Combining meticulous research with historical analysis, she documents the administration’s decisions and discusses its worldview. She shows that President Obama and Secretaries of State Clinton and Kerry expended more effort in improving relations with dictatorships than in strengthening ties with democracies or encouraging ideas of freedom. The result of downgrading American power and de-emphasizing American ideals is a more hostile, more oppressive world. A Perilous Path calls for renewal of our best foreign policy traditions, which emphasize “peace through strength” and human rights.
This thought-provoking book is a “must-read” for U.S. policymakers, media, academicians and citizens concerned about the current state of the world and interested in America’s proper role in the world. It provides vital information regarding Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State, and a cautionary account of what we can expect from a Clinton presidency. Whoever becomes president, A Perilous Path offers a moral and strategic compass for the next administration’s foreign policy.
Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman: Mission and Power in American Foreign Policy
The modern world derives part of its meaning and definition from the foreign policy formulations of Woodrow Wilson and Harry Truman. These presidents viewed the enhancement of American power and the invigoration of American principles as the only response to modern problems such as imperialism, bolshevism, fascism and “total war.” The fact that Europe and Asia had submitted to the disastrous consequences of their ideas meant that we had to project and promote our democratic alternative. If we were to live up to our mission and our character, we had to accept radically new responsibilities. This work reveals the important relationship between these presidents and explores the reverential, yet revolutionary relationship each had with broader American traditions.
Ships Without A Shore: America’s Undernurtured Children
Childhood in America has changed, and not for the better. From day care for babies, to the exhausting array of activities for children, to the storm of lurid and violent shows now deemed appropriate for the young, to the expectation that teenagers build resumes, childhood has been thoroughly redefined. Anne R. Pierce argues that this radical re-definition has been embraced with remarkably little discussion about what children, by nature, need.
Steeped in intellectual permissiveness, we have convinced ourselves that parental substitutes are as good as parents themselves at caring for children, that the concepts of nurture and of the maternal are archaic and irrelevant, that more lessons and sports are better than less, and that innocence and knowledge are less important than worldly attitudes and competitive skills.
A selection of contributed works and collaborations:
- Globalism’s Conundrum, Chapter in Asia-Pacific in the Age of Globalization, edited by Robert David Johnson, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Introduction to Walter Lippmann’s The Stakes of Diplomacy, Transaction Publishers, reprint 2007.
- Modernity and the Destruction of Boundaries in John Ford’s The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter in Print the Legend: Politics, Culture and Civic Virtue in the Movies of John Ford, edited by Sidney Al Pearson. Lexington Press, 2009.
- Who’s Raising Baby?: Challenges to Modern-Day Parenting, in annual editions of The Family and Human Development. McGraw Hill 2003-2010.