Elizabeth Hoffman, a national fellow at the Hoover Institution (2010–13) and the Dwight Stanford Professor of American Foreign Relations at San Diego State University, recently published a book titled American Umpire (Harvard University Press, 2013). In the book, Hoffman “asserts . . . that, because of its unusual federal structure, America has performed the role of umpire since 1776, compelling adherence to rules that gradually earned collective approval” (Harvard University Press), thus offering a new framework for understanding the role America has played in the last 250 years. The book asks who, if not the United States, might enforce the new rules of world order?
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