America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

Francis Fukuyama


Francis Fukuyama’s feedback of the Iraq conflict placed him at odds with neoconservative buddies either inside of and out of doors the Bush management. the following he explains how, in its selection to invade Iraq, the Bush management failed in its stewardship of yank international coverage. First, the management wrongly made preventive warfare the valuable guiding principle of its international coverage. moreover, it badly misjudged the worldwide response to its workout of “benevolent hegemony.” and eventually, it didn't take pleasure in the problems thinking about large-scale social engineering, grossly underestimating the problems all in favour of setting up a profitable democratic govt in Iraq.
Fukuyama explores the rivalry through the Bush administration’s critics that it had a neoconservative time table that dictated its international coverage in the course of the president’s first term.  delivering a desirable historical past of the numerous strands of neoconservative suggestion because the Nineteen Thirties, Fukuyama argues that the movement’s legacy is a fancy one who can be  interpreted relatively otherwise than it used to be after the tip of the chilly struggle. interpreting the Bush administration’s miscalculations in responding to the post–September eleven problem, Fukuyama proposes a brand new method of American international coverage by which such errors may be grew to become around—one during which the positive factors of the neoconservative legacy are joined with a extra life like view of how American energy can be utilized round the world.   

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