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The Limits of Power : The End of American Exceptionalism (Paperback)

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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 realismhe 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 Americas urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable.--From publisher description. *Author: Bacevich, Andrew J. *Subtitle: The End of American Exceptionalism *Publication Date: 2009/04/27 *Number of Pages: 213 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00

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Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Mfg Part# 9780805090161
SKU 209314378
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0805090169
Release Date 4/27/2009
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