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The Star-Spangled Mirror: America's Image Of Itself And The World
The Star-Spangled Mirror: America's Image Of Itself And The World
By Richard J. Kerry
Rowman & Littlefield, 1990, 163 pp

A one-time Foreign Service officer bemoans the "impatience" of Americans "with the complexity of things" and a determination "to solve international national problems our own way." Although the book was written before the Cold War was clearly over, the nation's behavior in the Gulf War indicates that the message still has some validity.