As a whole, Present Dangers is an excellent primer on how a Republican foreign policy might look in the early years of the 21st century. But to be sure, a Republican foreign policy would not inevitably look this way; in one of the book's best sections, James W. Caesar examines the realist and isolationist schools of conservative thought and contrasts them with the view expressed throughout Present Dangers. Yet this is a strong and convincing call for "a strong commitment to vigorous American global leadership, to American power, and to the advancement of American democratic and free-market principles abroad." --John J. Miller --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
As I sit here Saturday morning, October 3, 2009, I find it interesting to compare the eight reviews that, in my opinion, are within themselves a fascinating display of history. Read morePublished on October 3, 2009 by Richard Clark
The last reviewer's idea that America should distance itself from "lesser cultures" is that of a person who clearly knows very little about American culture. Read morePublished on June 17, 2005 by Ep Smiff