The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)

Bacevich, Andrew J.

ISBN 10: 1427206880 / 1-4272-0688-0
ISBN 13: 9781427206886
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication Date: 2008

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The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. These pressing problems threaten all of us, Republicans and Democrats. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism.

Andrew J. Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a historical perspective on the illusions that have governed American policy since 1945. The realism he proposes includes respect for power and its limits; sensitivity to unintended consequences; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force; and a conviction that the books will have to balance. Only a return to such principles, Bacevich argues, can provide common ground for fixing America’s urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable.


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The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (ISBN: 1427206880 / 1-4272-0688-0)
Bacevich, Andrew J.
ISBN 10: 1427206880
ISBN 13: 9781427206886
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Book Description: Macmillan Audio, 2008. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.00x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1427206880

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