The Icarus Syndrome

The Icarus Syndrome

A History of American Hubris

Book - 2010
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A century of unwise American military adventures is probed in this perceptive study of foreign policy over-reach from Woodrow Wilson's "hubris of reason" to George W. Bush's "hubris of dominance." In each case, Beinart finds a dangerous confluence of misleading experience and untethered ideology.
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061456466
0061456462
Branch Call Number: 327.73 BEI NVD
Characteristics: viii, 482 p. cm
Additional Contributors: Council on Foreign Relations
Alternative Title: History of American hubris

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ramsaye
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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