The large scale long-term strategic challenges of statecraft, politics, and social change is referred generally to as grand strategy. What is America’s grand strategy, and what does the history of American grand strategy tell us about its current goals? Doug Becker speaks to three contributors to a new book “Rethinking American Grand Strategy.”

Christopher McKnight Nichols is an Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University. He is an expert in American history and is the author of Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age.

Beverly Gage is a Professor of History at Yale University. She is an expert in 20th century American history and is the author of The Day Wall Street Exploded: A Story of America in Its First Age of Terror.

Kate Epstein is an Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is an expert in American history and is the author of Torpedo: Inventing the Military-Industrial Complex in the United States and Great Britain.

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