The Police in America An Introduction

The Police in America  An Introduction
Author: Charles Katz,Samuel Walker
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2012-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780078026546
ISBN 13: 0078026547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Police in America An Introduction Book Review:

The Police in America provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

Police in America

Police in America
Author: Steven G. Brandl
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-01-25
ISBN 10: 1483379124
ISBN 13: 9781483379128
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Police in America Book Review:

Police in America provides students with a comprehensive and realistic introduction to modern policing in our society. Utilizing real-word examples grounded in evidence-based research, this easy-to-read, conversational text helps students think critically about the many misconceptions of police work and understand best practices in everyday policing. Respected scholar and author Steven G. Brandl draws from his experience in law enforcement to emphasize the positive aspects of policing without sugar-coating the controversies of police work. Brandl tackles important topics that center on one question: “What is good policing?” This includes discussions of discretion, police use of force, and tough ethical and moral dilemmas—giving students a deeper look into the complex issues of policing to help them think more broadly about its impact on society. Students will walk away from this text with a well-developed understanding of the complex role of police in our society, an appreciation of the challenges of policing, and an ability to differentiate fact from fiction relating to law enforcement.

The Police in America

The Police in America
Author: Samuel Walker
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1983
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015040105853
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The End of Policing

The End of Policing
Author: Alex S. Vitale
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 1784782912
ISBN 13: 9781784782917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The End of Policing Book Review:

The best-selling bible of the movement to defund the police in an updated edition The massive uprising that followed the police killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020— by some estimates the largest protests in US history—thrust the argument to defund the police to the forefront of international politics. That case had been put persuasively a few years earlier in The End of Policing by Alex Vitale, now a leading figure in the urgent public discussion over policing and racial justice. The central problem, Vitale demonstrates, is the dramatic expansion of the police role over the last forty years. Drawing on firsthand research from across the globe, he shows how the implementation of alternatives to policing—such as drug legalization, regulation, and harm reduction instead of the policing of drugs—has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice. This updated edition includes a new introduction that takes stock of the renewed movement to challenge police impunity and shows how we move forward, evaluating protest, policy, and the political situation.

Tangled Up in Blue

Tangled Up in Blue
Author: Rosa Brooks
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN 10: 0525557865
ISBN 13: 9780525557869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tangled Up in Blue Book Review:

“Tangled Up in Blue is a wonderfully insightful book that provides a lens to critically analyze urban policing and a road map for how our most dispossessed citizens may better relate to those sworn to protect and serve.” —The Washington Post “Remarkable . . . Brooks has produced an engaging page-turner that also outlines many broadly applicable lessons and sensible policy reforms.” —Foreign Affairs Journalist and law professor Rosa Brooks goes beyond the "blue wall of silence" in this radical inside examination of American policing In her forties, with two children, a spouse, a dog, a mortgage, and a full-time job as a tenured law professor at Georgetown University, Rosa Brooks decided to become a cop. A liberal academic and journalist with an enduring interest in law's troubled relationship with violence, Brooks wanted the kind of insider experience that would help her understand how police officers make sense of their world—and whether that world can be changed. In 2015, against the advice of everyone she knew, she applied to become a sworn, armed reserve police officer with the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department. Then as now, police violence was constantly in the news. The Black Lives Matter movement was gaining momentum, protests wracked America's cities, and each day brought more stories of cruel, corrupt cops, police violence, and the racial disparities that mar our criminal justice system. Lines were being drawn, and people were taking sides. But as Brooks made her way through the police academy and began work as a patrol officer in the poorest, most crime-ridden neighborhoods of the nation's capital, she found a reality far more complex than the headlines suggested. In Tangled Up in Blue, Brooks recounts her experiences inside the usually closed world of policing. From street shootings and domestic violence calls to the behind-the-scenes police work during Donald Trump's 2016 presidential inauguration, Brooks presents a revelatory account of what it's like inside the "blue wall of silence." She issues an urgent call for new laws and institutions, and argues that in a nation increasingly divided by race, class, ethnicity, geography, and ideology, a truly transformative approach to policing requires us to move beyond sound bites, slogans, and stereotypes. An explosive and groundbreaking investigation, Tangled Up in Blue complicates matters rather than simplifies them, and gives pause both to those who think police can do no wrong—and those who think they can do no right.

To Protect and Serve

To Protect and Serve
Author: Norm Stamper
Publsiher: Bold Type Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 1568585411
ISBN 13: 9781568585413
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Protect and Serve Book Review:

American policing is in crisis. The last decade witnessed a vast increase in police aggression, misconduct, and militarization, along with a corresponding reduction in transparency and accountability. Nowhere is this more noticeable and painful than in African American and other ethnic minority communities. Racism—from raw, individualized versions to insidious systemic examples—appears to be on the rise in our police departments. Overall, our police officers have grown more and more alienated from the people they've been hired to serve. In To Protect and To Serve, Norm Stamper offers new insights into the conditions that have created this crisis, reminding us that police in a democratic society belong to the people–and not the other way around. To Protect and To Serve also delivers a revolutionary new model for American law enforcement: the community-based police department. It calls for citizen participation in all aspects of police operations: policymaking, program development, crime fighting and service delivery, entry-level and ongoing education and training, oversight of police conduct, and, especially relevant to today's challenges, joint community-police crisis management. Nothing will ever change until the system itself is radically restructured, and here Norm Stamper shows us how.

Black Police in America

Black Police in America
Author: W. Marvin Dulaney
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 193
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780253210401
ISBN 13: 0253210402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Police in America Book Review:

Traces the growth, disappearance, and eventual return of an African American presence in police forces, and links developments to changes in Black influence on the political process

America on Fire The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s

America on Fire  The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s
Author: Elizabeth Hinton
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN 10: 1631498916
ISBN 13: 9781631498916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America on Fire The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s Book Review:

"If you want to understand the massive antiracist protests of 2020, put down the navel-gazing books about racial healing and read America on Fire." —Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination From one of our top historians, a groundbreaking story of policing and “riots” that shatters our understanding of the post–civil rights era. What began in spring 2020 as local protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police quickly exploded into a massive nationwide movement. Millions of mostly young people defiantly flooded into the nation’s streets, demanding an end to police brutality and to the broader, systemic repression of Black people and other people of color. To many observers, the protests appeared to be without precedent in their scale and persistence. Yet, as the acclaimed historian Elizabeth Hinton demonstrates in America on Fire, the events of 2020 had clear precursors—and any attempt to understand our current crisis requires a reckoning with the recent past. Even in the aftermath of Donald Trump, many Americans consider the decades since the civil rights movement in the mid-1960s as a story of progress toward greater inclusiveness and equality. Hinton’s sweeping narrative uncovers an altogether different history, taking us on a troubling journey from Detroit in 1967 and Miami in 1980 to Los Angeles in 1992 and beyond to chart the persistence of structural racism and one of its primary consequences, the so-called urban riot. Hinton offers a critical corrective: the word riot was nothing less than a racist trope applied to events that can only be properly understood as rebellions—explosions of collective resistance to an unequal and violent order. As she suggests, if rebellion and the conditions that precipitated it never disappeared, the optimistic story of a post–Jim Crow United States no longer holds. Black rebellion, America on Fire powerfully illustrates, was born in response to poverty and exclusion, but most immediately in reaction to police violence. In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson launched the “War on Crime,” sending militarized police forces into impoverished Black neighborhoods. Facing increasing surveillance and brutality, residents threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at officers, plundered local businesses, and vandalized exploitative institutions. Hinton draws on exclusive sources to uncover a previously hidden geography of violence in smaller American cities, from York, Pennsylvania, to Cairo, Illinois, to Stockton, California. The central lesson from these eruptions—that police violence invariably leads to community violence—continues to escape policymakers, who respond by further criminalizing entire groups instead of addressing underlying socioeconomic causes. The results are the hugely expanded policing and prison regimes that shape the lives of so many Americans today. Presenting a new framework for understanding our nation’s enduring strife, America on Fire is also a warning: rebellions will surely continue unless police are no longer called on to manage the consequences of dismal conditions beyond their control, and until an oppressive system is finally remade on the principles of justice and equality.

Black and Blue

Black and Blue
Author: Jeff Pegues
Publsiher: Prometheus Books
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN 10: 1633882586
ISBN 13: 9781633882584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black and Blue Book Review:

The recent killings in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Ferguson, and elsewhere are just the latest examples of the longstanding rift between law enforcement and people of color. In this revealing journey to the heart of a growing crisis, CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues provides unbiased facts, statistics, and perspectives from both sides of the community-police divide. Pegues has rare access to top law enforcement officials throughout the country, including former FBI Director James Comey and police chiefs in major cities. He has also interviewed police union leaders, community activists, and others at the heart of this crisis--people on both sides who are trying to push American law enforcement in a new direction. How do police officers perceive the people of color who live in high-crime areas? How are they viewed by the communities that they police? Pegues explores these questions and more through interviews not only with police chiefs, but also officers on the ground, both black and white. In addition, he goes to the front lines of the debate as crime spikes in some of the nation's major cities. What he found will surprise you as police give a candid look at how their jobs have changed and become more dangerous. Turning to possible solutions, the author summarizes the best recommendations from police chiefs, politicians, and activists. Readers will not only be informed but learn what they can do about tensions with police in their communities.

Rise of the Warrior Cop

Rise of the Warrior Cop
Author: Radley Balko
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-06-01
ISBN 10: 1541700287
ISBN 13: 9781541700284
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Warrior Cop Book Review:

This groundbreaking history of how American police forces have been militarized is now revised and updated. Newly added material brings the story through 2020, including analysis of the Ferguson protests, the Obama and Trump administrations, and the George Floyd protests. The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But over the last two centuries, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as enemies. In Rise of the Warrior Cop, Balko shows how politicians’ ill-considered policies and relentless declarations of war against vague enemies like crime, drugs, and terror have blurred the distinction between cop and soldier. His fascinating, frightening narrative that spans from America’s earliest days through today shows how a creeping battlefield mentality has isolated and alienated American police officers and put them on a collision course with the values of a free society.

The Police in America

The Police in America
Author: Samuel Walker
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 401
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002500495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Police in America Book Review:

"The Police in America" provides a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of policing in the United States today. Descriptive and analytical, the text is designed to offer undergraduate students a balanced and up-to-date overview of who the police are and what they do, the problems they face, and the many reforms and innovations that have taken place in policing. Using timely articles and excerpts, the authors take readers beyond the headlines and statistics to present a comprehensive and contemporary overview of what it means to be a police officer.

Police in Urban America 1860 1920

Police in Urban America  1860 1920
Author: Eric H. Monkkonen
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2004-06-07
ISBN 10: 9780521531252
ISBN 13: 052153125X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Police in Urban America 1860 1920 Book Review:

This book examines the rapid spread of uniformed police forces throughout late nineteenth-century urban America. It suggests that, initially, the new kind of police in industrial cities served primarily as agents of class control, dispensing and administering welfare services as an unintentioned consequence of their uniformed presence on the streets.

Police Theory in America

Police Theory in America
Author: Robert C. Wadman
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Publisher
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0398085684
ISBN 13: 9780398085681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Police Theory in America Book Review:

measurement of effective policing is based on a quick response to crime that has already been committed, the value of crime prevention has become an afterthought in America's police departments." "The middle chapters outline these issues and identify the strategies to improve police community relationships and adjust the measurements for effective policing. The concluding chapters identify strategies designed to facilitate police department organizational change. Using terms from the discipline of economics, a "micro" strategy and a "macro" strategy are outlined. A new theory of policing concludes the book." "The book is intended primarily as a textbook for criminal justice students, but it will also prove useful to police departments, police academies, city managers, and elected officials responsible for police administration and community safety." --Book Jacket.

Policing America s Empire

Policing America   s Empire
Author: Alfred W. McCoy
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 759
Release: 2009-10-15
ISBN 10: 0299234134
ISBN 13: 9780299234133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policing America s Empire Book Review:

At the dawn of the twentieth century, the U.S. Army swiftly occupied Manila and then plunged into a decade-long pacification campaign with striking parallels to today’s war in Iraq. Armed with cutting-edge technology from America’s first information revolution, the U.S. colonial regime created the most modern police and intelligence units anywhere under the American flag. In Policing America’s Empire Alfred W. McCoy shows how this imperial panopticon slowly crushed the Filipino revolutionary movement with a lethal mix of firepower, surveillance, and incriminating information. Even after Washington freed its colony and won global power in 1945, it would intervene in the Philippines periodically for the next half-century—using the country as a laboratory for counterinsurgency and rearming local security forces for repression. In trying to create a democracy in the Philippines, the United States unleashed profoundly undemocratic forces that persist to the present day. But security techniques bred in the tropical hothouse of colonial rule were not contained, McCoy shows, at this remote periphery of American power. Migrating homeward through both personnel and policies, these innovations helped shape a new federal security apparatus during World War I. Once established under the pressures of wartime mobilization, this distinctively American system of public-private surveillance persisted in various forms for the next fifty years, as an omnipresent, sub rosa matrix that honeycombed U.S. society with active informers, secretive civilian organizations, and government counterintelligence agencies. In each succeeding global crisis, this covert nexus expanded its domestic operations, producing new contraventions of civil liberties—from the harassment of labor activists and ethnic communities during World War I, to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, all the way to the secret blacklisting of suspected communists during the Cold War. “With a breathtaking sweep of archival research, McCoy shows how repressive techniques developed in the colonial Philippines migrated back to the United States for use against people of color, aliens, and really any heterodox challenge to American power. This book proves Mark Twain’s adage that you cannot have an empire abroad and a republic at home.”—Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago “This book lays the Philippine body politic on the examination table to reveal the disease that lies within—crime, clandestine policing, and political scandal. But McCoy also draws the line from Manila to Baghdad, arguing that the seeds of controversial counterinsurgency tactics used in Iraq were sown in the anti-guerrilla operations in the Philippines. His arguments are forceful.”—Sheila S. Coronel, Columbia University “Conclusively, McCoy’s Policing America’s Empire is an impressive historical piece of research that appeals not only to Southeast Asianists but also to those interested in examining the historical embedding and institutional ontogenesis of post-colonial states’ police power apparatuses and their apparently inherent propensity to implement illiberal practices of surveillance and repression.”—Salvador Santino F. Regilme, Jr., Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs “McCoy’s remarkable book . . . does justice both to its author’s deep knowledge of Philippine history as well as to his rare expertise in unmasking the seamy undersides of state power.”—POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review Winner, George McT. Kahin Prize, Southeast Asian Council of the Association for Asian Studies

Police State

Police State
Author: Gerry Spence
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015-09-08
ISBN 10: 1466885203
ISBN 13: 9781466885202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Police State Book Review:

How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state? In Police State, legendary "country lawyer" Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system. In his more than sixty years in the courtroom, Spence has never represented a person charged with a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by hiding, tampering with, or manufacturing evidence; by gratuitous violence and even murder, those who are charged with upholding the law too often break it. Spence points to the explosion of brutality leading up to the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, insisting that this is the way it has always been: cops get away with murder. Nothing changes. Police State narrates the shocking account of the Madrid train bombings -how the FBI accused an innocent man of treasonous acts they knew he hadn't committed. It details the rampant racism within Chicago's police department, which landed teenager Dennis Williams on death row. It unveils the deliberately coercive efforts of two cops to extract a false murder confession from frightened and mentally fragile Albert Hancock, along with other appalling evidence from eight of Spence's most famous cases. We all want to feel safe. But how can we be safe when the very police we pay to protect us instead kill us, maim us, and falsify evidence against us. Can we accept the argument that cops may occasionally overstep their boundaries, but only when handling guilty criminals and never with us? Can we expect them to investigate and prosecute themselves when faced with allegations of misconduct? Can we believe that they are acting for our own good? Too many innocent are convicted; too many are wrongly executed. The cost has become too high for a free people to bear. In Police State, Spence issues a stinging indictment of the American justice system. Demonstrating that the way we select and train our police guarantees fatal abuses of justice, he also prescribes a challenging cure that stands to restore America's promise of liberty and justice for all.

Loose Leaf Walker Police in America

Loose Leaf Walker  Police in America
Author: Samuel Walker
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Education
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2017-03-07
ISBN 10: 9781260152449
ISBN 13: 1260152448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Slave Patrols and the Orign of the Police in America

Slave Patrols and the Orign of the Police in America
Author: Meru El Muad'Dib
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2019-06-20
ISBN 10: 0359741762
ISBN 13: 9780359741762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slave Patrols and the Orign of the Police in America Book Review:

This book takes a look the origin of policing in the United States, and its possible roots in the Slave Patrols of the south during slavery. It looks at how the institution has historically dealt with so-called Black people. It also takes a brief look at the very powerful police unions, and how they influence public policy and perception for police.

Policing in America

Policing in America
Author: Larry K. Gaines,Victor E. Kappeler
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 676
Release: 2014-06-04
ISBN 10: 0323321453
ISBN 13: 9780323321457
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policing in America Book Review:

In the field of law enforcement in the United States, it is essential to know the contemporary problems being faced and combine that knowledge with empirical research and theoretical reasoning to arrive at best practices and an understanding of policing. Policing in America, Eighth Edition, provides a thorough analysis of the key issues in policing today, and offers an issues-oriented discussion focusing on critical concerns such as personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability, and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is also addressed, as well as globalization, terrorism, and homeland security. This new edition not only offers updated research and examples, it also incorporates more ways for the reader to connect to the content through learning objectives, discussion questions, and "Myths and Realities of Policing" boxes. Video and Internet links provide additional coverage of important issues. With completely revised and updated chapters, Policing in America, Eighth Edition provides an up-to-date examination of what to expect as a police officer in America. In full color, including photographs and illustrations Video links provide additional coverage of topics discussed in the text Learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and review questions in every chapter help to reinforce key concepts Updated figures and “Myths and Realities of Policing boxes provide important context Includes all-new content, such as further coverage of violent crime reduction programs, gangs, and drug use Access to student and instructor ancillaries, including Self-Assessments, Case Studies, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Lecture Slides

De Policing America

De Policing America
Author: Steve Pomper
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-04-10
ISBN 10: 9781682616697
ISBN 13: 168261669X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

De Policing America Book Review:

In this age of political indoctrination leftist politicians won’t let cops do their jobs: what you need to know about what, how, and why cops do what they do. “De-policing” isn’t about police apathy—it’s about leftist antipathy toward the police. Cops and society’s confusion about police work have collided as progressives try to replace equal justice for all with social justice for some. De-policing is the phenomenon where cops avoid pro-active patrol, meaning, will a police officer respond when you are having the worst day of your life? Will the cops in your town hesitate to act out of fear of being fired, or worse, going to prison just for doing their jobs? Anti-police groups have fabricated a myth that cops are wantonly slaughtering innocent minorities. They cite the number of suspects killed by police vs. cops killed by suspects as if it’s supposed to be a fair fight. But is there another profession where more people claim to know how to do it better than those trained to do it? Why, despite evidence exonerating officers of wrongdoing, does anti-police fervor too often flare into violence? Defending cops does not mean police abuses don’t occur, but with millions of interactions every year, they are rare. How does Steve Pomper know about all this? He knows because as a retired cop, he’s dealt with this subject repeatedly in what has become one of the most protest-ridden cities in America: Seattle. De-Policing America is one street cop’s view of the destructive effects of social justice indoctrination and the demonization of law enforcement today. We rarely hear from those directly affected by bad politics—the cops. It’s time for that to change. Learning what cops do, and why, and how their leftist leaders are attempting to brainwash them, is the beginning of understanding.

Tomorrow the World

Tomorrow  the World
Author: Stephen Wertheim
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-10-27
ISBN 10: 067424866X
ISBN 13: 9780674248663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tomorrow the World Book Review:

A new history explains how and why, as it prepared to enter World War II, the United States decided to lead the postwar world. For most of its history, the United States avoided making political and military commitments that would entangle it in European-style power politics. Then, suddenly, it conceived a new role for itself as the world’s armed superpower—and never looked back. In Tomorrow, the World, Stephen Wertheim traces America’s transformation to the crucible of World War II, especially in the months prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. As the Nazis conquered France, the architects of the nation’s new foreign policy came to believe that the United States ought to achieve primacy in international affairs forevermore. Scholars have struggled to explain the decision to pursue global supremacy. Some deny that American elites made a willing choice, casting the United States as a reluctant power that sloughed off “isolationism” only after all potential competitors lay in ruins. Others contend that the United States had always coveted global dominance and realized its ambition at the first opportunity. Both views are wrong. As late as 1940, the small coterie of officials and experts who composed the U.S. foreign policy class either wanted British preeminence in global affairs to continue or hoped that no power would dominate. The war, however, swept away their assumptions, leading them to conclude that the United States should extend its form of law and order across the globe and back it at gunpoint. Wertheim argues that no one favored “isolationism”—a term introduced by advocates of armed supremacy in order to turn their own cause into the definition of a new “internationalism.” We now live, Wertheim warns, in the world that these men created. A sophisticated and impassioned narrative that questions the wisdom of U.S. supremacy, Tomorrow, the World reveals the intellectual path that brought us to today’s global entanglements and endless wars.