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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
Genre
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
Summary
A conservative historian and former military officer calls for specific and practical measures to address key issues related to America's troubled economy, compromises to true democratic principles, and inappropriate involvement in military conflicts
Tone
Writing style
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK271
LC item number
.B24 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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adult
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the end of American Exceptionalism
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The limits of power : the end of American Exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-194) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war without exits -- The crisis of profligacy -- The political crisis -- The military crisis -- Conclusion : the limits of power
Control code
ocm212893523
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780805088151
Lccn
2008007040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212893523
  • (Sirsi) a947708
Label
The limits of power : the end of American Exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-194) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war without exits -- The crisis of profligacy -- The political crisis -- The military crisis -- Conclusion : the limits of power
Control code
ocm212893523
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
206 pages
Isbn
9780805088151
Lccn
2008007040
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)212893523
  • (Sirsi) a947708

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