Title: The Choice: Global Domination or Global ...
Publisher: Basic Books, New York
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Like New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 3rd Printing.
Signed by Author 0465008003 BRZEZINSKI, ZBIGNIEW. THE CHOICE: Global Domination or Global Leadership. Basic Books. New York. 2004. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on right front endpaper. Book is First Edition, THIRD PRINTING with number line to 3. 5.75" x 8.5". 242 pages. Book is in FINE condition with 3/4 navy blue paper over 1/4 black paper binding with bright and bold white lettering on spine. Book's spine tips and corners are untouched. Dustjacket is in NEAR FINE condition with red, white and blue cover with red title block inside of white and blue horizontal blocks for author and subtitle. Jacket's spine tips and corners are gently bumped otherwise jacket is also in Fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 005997
Synopsis: The overwhelming reality of our time is this: In the opening years of the 21st century, the United States finds itself not only the most powerful nation on earth but the most powerful nation that has ever existed. Given the contradictory roles America plays in the world, we are fated to be the catalyst for either a new global community or for global chaos. If we don't lead, Zbigniew Brzezinski contends, rather than merely dominate by force, we could face worldwide hostility much like the regional hostility now confronting Israel.Brzezinski argues for a more complex and sophisticated view of our global role than much of our media and political leadership are willing to entertain. We are the world's policeman, but we have to be seen as a fair one. We are entitled to a higher level of security than other nations (because we assume greater risks), but we are also the proponent of essential freedoms. We are uniquely powerful, but our homeland is uniquely -and chronically-vulnerable. "Globalization" precludes immunity for even the most powerful. This is an impressively lucid assessment, informed by decades of experience on the front lines of foreign policy, of where we stand in the world and where we should go from here.
About the Author: Zbigniew Brzezinski, the National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, is a counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor of American foreign policy at the School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University, both located in Washington, D.C. His many books include The Choice and The Grand Chessboard. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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