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The Resource The limits of power : the end of American exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich

The limits of power : the end of American exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich

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The limits of power : the end of American exceptionalism
Title
The limits of power
Title remainder
the end of American exceptionalism
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Bacevich
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. These pressing problems threaten all of us, Republicans and Democrats. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism. Andrew J. Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a historical perspective on the illusions that have governed American policy since 1945. The realism he proposes includes respect for power and its limits; sensitivity to unintended consequences; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force; and a conviction that the books will have to balance. Only a return to such principles, Bacevich argues, can provide common ground for fixing America's urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bacevich, Andrew J
Dewey number
320.973
Index
index present
LC call number
JK271
LC item number
.B24 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Politics and government
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Politiek
  • United States
Label
The limits of power : the end of American exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war without exits -- The crisis of profligacy -- The political crisis -- The military crisis -- Conclusion : the limits of power
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Holt pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (213 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429929684
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00094757
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
24357C0A-817C-4C7B-B778-2E09C1B37212
System control number
  • ocn863502664
  • (OCoLC)863502664
Label
The limits of power : the end of American exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 190-201) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : war without exits -- The crisis of profligacy -- The political crisis -- The military crisis -- Conclusion : the limits of power
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Holt pbk. edition.
Extent
1 online resource (213 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429929684
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00094757
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
24357C0A-817C-4C7B-B778-2E09C1B37212
System control number
  • ocn863502664
  • (OCoLC)863502664

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