MANLIO GRAZIANO

The Island at the Centre of the World

A Geopolitical Guide to the United States

The shift in the world’s geopolitical axis feeds the United States’ fear that mechanisms of social promotion, which lies at the heart of the American way of life, are broken. And when they are afraid, Americans tend to withdraw into their island, in the conviction that all threats are external. Promising to make America great again, Donald Trump has successfully interpreted the myth of insularity, which has its roots in the country’s history. In order to understand the contemporary United States, one needs to resort to a geopolitical analysis, identifying the remote causes of recent events and envisaging future scenarios. This involves not only the United States, but indeed the rest of the world as well.

Manlio Graziano teaches Geopolitics and Geopolitics of Religions at the Sorbonne, the Haute Ecole de Commerce and the Geneva Institute of Geopolitical Studies.

Introduzione
Parte prima. L'ascesa
I. I fondamenti dell'eccezionalismo americano: epifania di un destino
II. La nascita dello Stato-nazione americano
III. Le costanti della politica estera americana
IV. Un prodotto delle relazioni internazionali
Parte seconda. La maturità
V. Il Lebensraum americano
VI. L'imperialismo americano
VII. L'inizio del secolo americano
VIII. L'apoteosi
Parte terza. Il declino relativo
IX. L'ordine nuovo
X. L'invenzione dell'«alleanza occidentale»
XI. Lo spirito del nazionalismo
XII. Il mondo multipolare
Conclusioni. Great again?
Indice dei nomi
series "Contemporanea"
pp. 392, 978-88-15-27054-2
publication year 2018