America is at a turning point. Can it rebuild its reputation in 2009 and beyond? In The Limits of Power, Andrew Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a fresh perspective on American illusions and looks to the future. He examines the myths that have governed US actions since 1945. Shared by policy-makers and citizens alike, these have culminated today in a triple crisis: an economy in disarray, an imperial-style government, and a military force engaged in endless war. This is a dazzling account of how and why America has taken the wrong path, by an acclaimed historian and former military officer.
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Book Description Metropolitan Books, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "This compact, meaty volume ought to be on the reading list of every candidate for national office in November's elections. In an age of cant and baloney, Andrew Bacevich offers a bracing slap of reality.The Limits of Poweris gracefully written and easy to read. chockablock with provocative ideas and stern judgments. Bacevich's brand of intellectual assuredness is rare in today's public debates. Many of our talking heads and commentators are cocksure, of course, but few combine confidence with knowledge and deep thought the way Bacevich does here. His big argument is elegant and powerful."The Washington Post"Strongly felt and elegantly written.The Limits of Poweris painfully clear-sighted and refreshingly uncontaminated by the conventional wisdom of Washington, D.C."The Economist"Andrew Bacevich speaks truth to power, no matter who's in power, which may be why those of both the left and right listen to him."Bill Moyers"Compelling."Lou Dobbs"In this utterly original book, Andrew Bacevich explains how our 'empire of consumption' contains the seeds of its own destruction and why our foreign policy establishment in Washington is totally incapable of coming to grips with it. Indispensable reading for every citizen."Chalmers Johnson, author of the Blowback Trilogy"A clear-eyed look into the abyss of America's failed wars, and the analysis needed to climb out. In Andrew Bacevich, realism and moral vision meet."James Carroll, author ofHouse of War"InThe Limits of Power, Andrew Bacevich takes aim at America's culture of exceptionalism and scores a bulls eye. He reminds us that we can destroy all that we cherish by pursuing an illusion of indestructibility."Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor USMC (Ret.), co-author ofThe General's WarandCobra II"Andrew Bacevich has written a razor sharp dissection of the national myths which befuddle U.S. approaches to the outside world and fuel the Washington establishment's dangerous delusions of omnipotence. His book should be read by every concerned US citizen."Anatol Lieven, author ofAmerica Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism"InThe Limits of Power, Andrew Bacevich delivers precisely what the Republic has so desperately needed: an analysis of America's woes that goes beyond the villain of the moment, George W. Bush, and gets at the heart of the delusions that have crippled the country's foreign policy for decades. Bacevich writes with a passionate eloquence and moral urgency that makes this book absolutely compelling. Everyone should read it."Mark Danner, author ofTorture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0805088156
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