Please post a 500-700 word response to this week's reading assignment. Below are some questions I pose as prompts for this reflection; you do not need to answer all of them, but may choose one as a starting point for your post. This is more than merely a reading summary, but should be a substantive, thought-provoking comment that considers and cites specific examples from the reading to make your point. You may also use your post to home in on other issues in the reading that you find particularly interesting and provocative.
Why does the U.S. become a superpower after World War II? How did domestic politics (especially conservative politics and widespread fear of Communism) shape its approach to foreign policy? What were the alternative paths not taken, and how might have the early Cold War been different if the US had taken a different approach in its relations at home and abroad? What does the Little Rock case tell you about Eisenhower? About the changing nature of the U.S. role in the world?
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.