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The Resource The limits of power : the end of American Exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich

The limits of power : the end of American Exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich

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The limits of power : the end of American Exceptionalism
Title
The limits of power
Title remainder
the end of American Exceptionalism
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Bacevich
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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.--From publisher description
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK271
LC item number
.B24 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The limits of power : the end of American Exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-194) and index
Contents
Introduction : war without exits -- The crisis of profligacy -- The political crisis -- The military crisis -- Conclusion : the limits of power
Control code
ocn212893523
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
206 p.
Isbn
9780805088151
Lccn
2008007040
System control number
(OCoLC)212893523
Label
The limits of power : the end of American Exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-194) and index
Contents
Introduction : war without exits -- The crisis of profligacy -- The political crisis -- The military crisis -- Conclusion : the limits of power
Control code
ocn212893523
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
206 p.
Isbn
9780805088151
Lccn
2008007040
System control number
(OCoLC)212893523

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