Defining the Atlantic Community: Culture, Intellectuals, and by Marco Mariano

By Marco Mariano

In this quantity, essays through students from either side of the Atlantic open new views at the building of the "Atlantic neighborhood" in the course of international conflict II and the early chilly conflict years. in line with unique techniques bringing jointly diplomatic background and the background of tradition and concepts, the ebook exhibits how atlantism got here to supply a great ideological beginning for the protection neighborhood of North American and eu international locations which took form within the Forties. the assumption of a transatlantic neighborhood according to shared histories, values, and political and monetary associations was once instrumental to the production of the Atlantic Alliance, and in part money owed for the ongoing lifestyles of the Atlantic partnership after the chilly battle. whilst, this research breaks new flooring by means of arguing that the emergence of the belief of "Atlantic group" additionally mirrored deeper developments in transatlantic family; in reality, it used to be the result of the re-definition of "the West" because of the upward thrust of the united states and the decline of Europe within the foreign enviornment through the first 1/2 the 20th Century.

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