Pax Americana, Pax Humana

  • Sharon Welch
Part of the New Approaches to Religion and Power book series (NARP)


Who are we as Americans?1 What is our role now on the world stage? What are the best means of supporting the “ideals of liberty, self-determination, and equality in the rule of law”? In two speeches, both delivered in 2009 a few days apart, President Barack Obama announced a new foreign policy that signals the possibility of a momentous shift in US thinking about the nature of power, the limits of force, and the complexity of building peace and preventing conflict (Obama 2009a and 2009b). His remarks are part of a widespread and substantive debate among political theorists and political leaders about the foundations of international order itself, and the legitimate and essential role of the United States in fostering international peace and stability.


Political Leader International Order Colonial Power International Peace Imperial Power 
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