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The Imperial Temptation of America: Conversation with Josef Joffe, Editor/Publisher of Die Zeit, October 22, 2007, by Harry Kreisler.

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Die Zeit Publisher/Editor Josef Joffe for a discussion of America's role in the 21st century. Starting with an analysis of the differences between a bipolar and a unipolar world, Joffe analyzes the roots of anti-Americanism, defines a global strategy for U.S. foreign policy, and offers a unique perspective on the different worlds the U.S. confronts,the Berlin/Berkeley axis -- a postmodern world of information technology and no possibility of war -- and the Beijing/Baghdad axis -- a world of nationalism where war is still possible.

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