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
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Nov 16, 2010

Wonderful insights into the personalities of presidents and other officials.

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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