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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I
could not have written this book without the help of the hundreds of people who kindly met with me and shared their insights and opinions. The list is too long to mention each person here, but I wish to thank all who shared their time and thoughts in interviews and discussions.

A number of people worked long and tirelessly in researching and helping to organize the manuscript. In particular, I am deeply indebted to Ul-rika ‘Riki’ Swanson, who oversaw and coordinated the full research effort and intern army. I also want to thank Franck Journoud, who directed much of the European-related research, and Hiromi Murakami, who directed much of the Asia research; Sam McCoy, who put in many hours of study on the Middle East, along with Rachel Strein. Gladys Scott and Sonjai Harrison provided essential administrative support, and Lori Harmon always had the right contact information at the right time. Special thanks are also due to Monica ‘Queen’ Bridgewater who kept the office humming in the face of extraordinary demands. To my indefatigable interns in the Pirate Cove: Ben Barden, Scott Friedman, Trisha Galowin, Sachiko Gause, Richard Khoe, Bory Kim, Bakur Kvashilava, Joshua Lagos, James Morrow, Melis Ozdogan, Hyo Eun Park, Tejal Patel, Eric Rahn, Kartik Ramachandran, Ryan Singer, Kevin Su, Ka-Ki Tse, James Tudor, and Stephanie Wolfinbarger…I also must express my gratitude.

Ambassador Chas Freeman of Projects International was of immense help in arranging interviews in China and the Middle East, and has long been a valued advisor, friend, and guide. Professor Chalmers Johnson has also been a mentor and friend, and I owe him a great intellectual debt. David Young and Arnie Nachmanoflf of Oxford Analytica provided invaluable insights, assistance in meeting with key people, and both read and critiqued parts of the manuscript. My old colleague and friend Bob Perkins read the whole manuscript and provided valuable suggestions, as did Pat Malloy of the U.S. China Council. Jean Abi-Nader of the Arab American Institute was of immense help in arranging meetings for me in Jordan and on the West Bank. I am also grateful for the assistance of Roy Peled and David Levy, who helped me in making key contacts in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Stephen Cohen of the Center for Middle East Peace was of great assistance with his insights into Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
New York Times
columnist Tom Friedman has been an important guide to the Middle East, as well as to globalization. I am deeply indebted to Selig Harrison for his assistance in arranging meetings in Korea and for providing invaluable background information on the Korean situation. I would also like to thank Professor Moon Chung-In of Yonsei University and Kim Chin-hyun for their help in Korea. Former Xerox CEO Paul Allaire and Xerox Vice President Mike Farren are longtime friends who have been very helpful in suggesting and helping to arrange meetings with leading European thinkers and policymakers. I also want to thank Etienne ‘Stevie’ Davignon of Societe Generale de Belgique for his assistance in that regard. EU Ambassador to Washington Guenther Burghardt provided important insights and guided me to others with important views as well. Ambassadors Juan Jose Bremer of Mexico and Dato’ Ghazzali Sheikh Abdul Khalid of Malaysia were immensely helpful in providing insights into their countries and also in arranging for meetings with key thinkers, business leaders, and policy makers. Swiss Ambassador to the UN Jeno Staehelin kindly arranged a dinner for me with his UN colleagues. President of Grupo Coraza Julio Millan helped me find and meet key people in Mexico as well as provided logistical support. In Malaysia, I also need to thank Dato’ Mohamed Jawhar bin Hassan of the Center for Strategic and International Studies for his valuable insights and introductions to other thinkers. In Indonesia, my old friend Jusuf Wanandi of CSIS not only arranged my schedule, but also hosted a dinner⁄seminar with most of Indonesia’s leading thinkers and key political leaders. I am also grateful to Khalid Shikaki of the Brookings Institute for his assistance in Palestine and to Minister Counselor Jean-François Boittin of the French Embassy in Washington for his advice and assistance with regard to Europe. Deputy Chief of Mission to the American mission to the EU Jim Foster kindly hosted a dinner in Brussels and assisted in numerous helpful ways. Bruce Stokes of the Council on Foreign Relations was most helpful in advising on public opinion abroad. Ira Shapiro provided his usual advice and read key parts of the manuscript. Bob Lees of Bearing Point and Steve Olson of the Pacific Basin Economic Council worked tirelessly to suggest people to see in Asia and made valuable suggestions regarding issues. Singapore Ambassador to Washington Heung Chee Chan was most helpful as a guide to Asian thinking as well as in arranging meetings in Southeast Asia. I am also grateful to Jacqueline Willis, chief of the Hong Kong mission to Washington, and Chris Jackson of the Hong Kong mission in Brussels for their insights and help. In China, Professor Yuan Ming and her colleague Fan Shiming of Beijing University were of invaluable assistance in arranging meetings and providing insights into developments in China. My old friend Fan Gang of China’s National Economic Research Institute was his usual helpful self. At the Chinese embassy in Washington, Counselor Yue Xiaoyong was extremely helpful in supporting my efforts in China. My old friend and guide to Japan and
Sankei
newspaper editor-at-large Komori Yoshihisa, and his colleague Ya-mamoto Hideya, were very helpful in suggesting people to see in Japan and China. Also, Korean FTC Chairman Lee Nam-Kee, and his colleague Shin Ho-hyun, were extremely helpful, as was Winky So of the Hong Kong Mission’s Economic and Trade office in Washington. I am grateful to Joerg Wolff of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Beijing for his support with meetings and dinners, and I would also like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Dean Ho for hosting dinner and helping with arrangements in Shanghai. I am grateful as well to Lu Zhongwei, President of the China Institute of International Relations who kindly hosted dinner with a number of researchers and writers on U.S.-China relations. I would like to thank Ken Hsu of Ford Motor Company in China who provided not only dinner but also many valuable insights. In addition, my longtime friend and Global Sources CEO Merle Hinrichs was his usual helpful self in Hong Kong; and I would like to thank Japanese Diet and Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee member Ohta Masahide for his suggestions and for hosting a very helpful dinner in Tokyo. And, finally, I’d like to thank John Larkin, bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review, Seoul. Bill Krist of the Woodrow Wilson Center provided valuable assistance on environmental issues.

I was blessed by having a great editor in Bill Frucht, who is creative, persistent, and sympathetic, and who has become a good friend. I must also thank my writing mentor, Phoebe Hoss, from whom I have learned so much.

While all these people gave generously of their time and of their views and information, the responsibility for the book and its statements is entirely my own.

Last, but far from least, I must thank my muse, advisor, critic, editor, researcher, tea brewer, constant companion, best friend, and wife Carol Ann Prestowitz.

Table of Contents

Clyde Prestowitz - Rogue Nation: American Unilateralism and the Failure of Good Intentions (2003)

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THE SHAPE OF EMPIRE
THE MAKING OF AN EMPIRE
THE SPIRIT OF EMPIRE
SENTIMENT IN THE EMPIRE

3

THE CRASH OF ‘97
DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO
STEEL IS FOREVER
THE SOURCE OF MIRACLES
BUT AMERICA OWNS THE SANDBOX
BACKLASH
MAKING IT WORK

4

BUBBA’S BIRTHRIGHT
BUBBA MORTGAGES HIS FREEDOM
SHOCKS
SHOCK THERAPY
TO THE GULF AND BACK: THE 1990s
CHANGING BUBBA’S WAYS

5

ENVIRONMENTALISM: MADE IN AMERICA
A HOLE IN THE SKY
FROM OZONE TO GREENHOUSE GASES
FROM RIO TO KYOTO
AT THE HAGUE
TO MARRAKESH
WHAT IS TO BE DONE

6

SOWING THE FIELDS WITH MINES
IN OUR GUNS, MISSILES, BOMBS, GASES, AND GERMS WE TRUST
SOVEREIGNTY TRUMPS HUMAN RIGHTS
THE ARMED ECONOMY
TEACH THEM TO FIGHT – NOT TO WRITE

7

THE COLD WAR
THE KOREAN WAR
U.S. INTERVENTION: FROM INDONESIA TO IRAQ

8

ISRAEL
TAIWAN
MORAL OF THE STORIES

9

EUROPE
ASIA
LATIN AMERICA
MIDDLE EAST
SOUTH ASIA
NEW WORLD ORDER

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THE DREAM THAT MIGHT HAVE COME TRUE

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