‘Defying Gravity’: American Power in the Long 20th Century

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‘Defying Gravity’: American Power in the Long 20th Century

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BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum

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22/02/2019 18:00

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The history of American power, as it is commonly written, is a weighty subject, a matter of military and economic heft, of ‘throw-weight’, of resource mobilisation and material culture, of ‘boots on the ground’. Adam Tooze will examine an alternative, counterintuitive vision of America, as a power defying gravity. This image gives us a less materialistic, more fantastical and more unstable vision of America’s role in the world.

Adam Tooze teaches history at Columbia University and is the author of four books including Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World.

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Adam Tooze

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London

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