War and the American Presidency

War and the American Presidency


The gravest determination in a democracy is the only to visit conflict. Describing unilateralism as "the oldest doctrine in American history", Schlesinger however warns of the risks posed by way of the deadly flip in US coverage from deterrence and containment to preventive battle. He writes powerfully approximately George W. Bush's growth of presidential energy and the revived Imperial Presidency (a word Schlesinger invented). He reminds american citizens in their unusual legacy of patriotism via dissent in wartime, calling on them to honour that culture even within the face in their desire for protection. He reminds us of the inscrutability of historical past.

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