The Icarus Syndrome

The Icarus Syndrome

A History of American Hubris

eBook - 2010
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"Why do we succumb to hubris? Peter Beinart has written a highly intelligent and wonderfully readable book that answers the question by looking at a century of American foreign policy. As with everything Beinart writes, it is lucid, thoughtful and strikingly honest." - Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World "Peter Beinart has written a vivid, empathetic, and convincing history of the men and ideas that have shaped the ambitions of American foreign policy during the last century-a story in which human fallibility and idealism flow together. The story continues, of course, and so his book is not only timely; it is indispensible." - Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars Peter Beinart, one of the nation's leading political writers, offers a provocative and strikingly original account of American hubris throughout history-and how we learn from the tragedies that result.
Publisher: [United States]:, Harper Collins Publishers ,, 2010.
ISBN: 0061998036
9780061998034
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Nov 16, 2010

Wonderful insights into the personalities of presidents and other officials.

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paul1
Sep 28, 2010

Well written overview of United States foreign policy of the past one hundred years. Not only explains where and when the USA over-reached and under reached in trying to influence international relations, but the author explains the reasoning behind these episodes. Beinart also suggests how the USA can reach a middle ground on foreign policy that is credible and sustainable.

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