The Limits of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism
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Audio (5.82 hours)
Product Number: Z100124757
Released: Jun 01, 2017
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ISBN: #9781427206879
Narrator/s: Eric Conger
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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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Author(s): Andrew J. Bacevich
Original Publish Date: Sep 03, 2008

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Author(s): Andrew J. Bacevich
Narrator(s): Eric Conger
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Product Number DD17289
Released: Oct 14, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427206886
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Author(s): Andrew J. Bacevich
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Product Number EB00094757
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781429929684

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