The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (American Empire Project)

Andrew J. Bacevich


"Andrew Bacevich speaks fact to strength, regardless of who is in energy, that may be why these of either the left and correct take heed to him."―Bill Moyers

An instant New York Times bestseller, The Limits of Power bargains an remarkable exam of the profound triple trouble dealing with the US: an economic system in disarray which could not be mounted via hoping on growth out of the country; a central authority reworked via an imperial presidency right into a democracy in identify in simple terms; and an engagement in never-ending wars that has critically undermined the physique politic.

Writing with wisdom born of expertise, conservative historian and previous army officer Andrew J. Bacevich argues that if the state is to unravel its difficulty, it'll need the revival of a surprisingly American technique: the missed culture of realism. not like the a number of illusions that experience ruled American coverage seeing that 1945, he demands admire for strength and its limits; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of straightforward strategies, particularly these concerning strength; and a conviction that american citizens needs to dwell inside of their skill. just a go back to such ideas, Bacevich eloquently argues, promises universal flooring for solving America's pressing difficulties sooner than the wear and tear turns into irreparable.

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