Nevertheless, it is a great read and I am looking forward to the next book.
Kagan is very good at describing the balancing act that the early presidents had to achieve with regard to these European nations.
Along with an excellent narrative, the book has extensive endnotes and references which enrich its academic nature as well.
Why did the natural right of property become an central issue for wealth accumulation, westward colonization, and increased sovereignty powers of the United States? Read morePublished 23 months ago by Golden Lion
A must read! Gives a powerful understanding of the creation , foundation and assembly of this great Nation!
A brilliant work, a needed contribution.
Outstanding book! In Dangerous Nation, Robert Kagan traces US foreign policy from the origins of the Republic to the Spanish-American War. Read morePublished on August 21, 2010 by L. Davinha
when is the 2nd part of this book going to be released? Does anyone know. Whatever the author's ideological bent, I found the section on Haiti fascinating. Read morePublished on February 20, 2010 by Blank Slate
Sweeping, Iconoclastic History of American Foreign Policy
In "Dangerous Nation," historian Robert Kagan delivers up a sweeping, and somewhat iconoclastic, history of... Read more
In college, my professor once asked our class whether we should allow intellects, or a "special class of people" (as phrased by Walter Lippman),to govern completely over the... Read morePublished on April 1, 2009 by M. Sachse
Robert Kagan's book, "Dangerous Nation" is a superbly written re-interpretation of American (Foreign) Policy from the earliest days of our colonial mindset through the 20th... Read morePublished on February 11, 2009 by Robert W. Smith
What we really need in this and future administrations is a Secretary of History so that we can recognize what has been done right and wrong in the past and avoid the wrongs and... Read morePublished on August 13, 2008 by Bill W. Baker
Robert Kagan challenges the perception, that a country's foreign policy shall be based on its economic interests only. Read morePublished on February 6, 2008 by Raimonds