"An inside look at how foreign policy was made under the two presidents since 9/11...the real star of the book, the ubershaper of everything, is this "age of fear" that so warped our institutions and policy priorities. Will it ever go away or will bin Laden be forever the gift that keeps on giving?" Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times
"An important book." Fareed Zakaria, CNN (Fareed Zakaria GPS Book of the Week selection)
Many books have been written about America’s response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; few are as insightful, as compelling or as useful as National Insecurity.” Washington Post
"Rothkopf, the preeminent historian and analyst of the crucially important and usually misunderstood National Security Council (NSC), argues that, 'It is not strategy to simply undo the mistakes of the recent past.'" Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
could lay claim to being the definitive book on how 9/11 affected US foreign policy. As the author of RUNNING THE WORLDthe most authoritative history to date of the National Security CouncilDavid Rothkopf has interviewed all but one of the NSC advisers since the role was established...There is pretty much no decision maker...who has not opened up to Rothkopf
As an account of post 9/11 policy making it is unlikely to be surpassed." Edward Luce, Financial Times
"A sharp, immensely readable account of how we've arrived at this juncture and where matters stand as we anticipate the election of a new president."Kirkus Reviews, starred review
an exceptionally well-written tour of American national security issues, Mr. Rothkopf’s book should be read closely by Republicans and Democrats alike.”Washington Times
David Rothkopf is to the NSC as Robert Caro is to LBJ.” Anna Fifield, Financial Times
About the Author
David Rothkopf is the CEO and editor of the FP Group, which is the publisher of Foreign Policy Magazine, ForeignPolicy.com, and presenter of FP Events. He is also president and CEO of Garten Rothkopf, an international advisory firm. He is a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he chairs the Bernard L. Schwartz Program in Competitiveness and Growth Policies.
He is the author of Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead; Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They’re Making; and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power.