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
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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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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