PO 101 - Essay Abstract

PO 101 - Essay Abstract - Allison Lo Professor El Sherif PO...

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Allison Lo Professor El Sherif PO 101 July 20, 2007 Book Review Abstract Joseph Nye. Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics Introduction The United States is undeniably the world power in military strength. The U.S. also has a large economy and a large population to support the economy. With mass numbers and military power, the U.S. sometimes uses its physical power to its advantage in politics and to daunt other nations into submission. However, with the age of technology, the fast transmission of information has become a major factoring in shaping the image and reputation of a nation. The U.S.’s abuse of its hard power is often translated negatively across the oceans by media. This negativity can result in a loss of credibility, trust and reputation. However, the advent of technology allows people to employ the use of soft power to offset negative reputations. Soft power can achieve what hard power cannot and promote goodwill and trust between nations. Thus in today’s day
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