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“Crisp prose, sweeping historical analysis and searing observations on the roots of American decadence elevate this book from a mere scolding to an urgent call for rational thinking and measured action, for citizens to wise up and put their house in order.”—Publishers Weekly
“In this utterly original book, Andrew Bacevich explains how our ‘empire of consumption’ contains the seeds of its own destruction and why our foreign policy establishment in Washington is totally incapable of coming to grips with it. Indispensable reading for every citizen.”—Chalmers Johnson, author of the Blowback Trilogy
"A clear-eyed look into the abyss of America's failed wars, and the analysis needed to climb out. In Andrew Bacevich, realism and moral vision meet."—James Carroll, author of House of War
“In The Limits of Power, Andrew Bacevich takes aim at America’s culture of exceptionalism and scores a bulls eye. He reminds us that we can destroy all that we cherish by pursuing an illusion of indestructibility.”—Lt. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor USMC (Ret.), co-author of The General’s War and Cobra II
“Andrew Bacevich has written a razor sharp dissection of the national myths which befuddle U.S. approaches to the outside world and fuel the Washington establishment’s dangerous delusions of omnipotence. His book should be read by every concerned US citizen.”—Anatol Lieven, author of America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism
“In The Limits of Power, Andrew Bacevich delivers precisely what the Republic has so desperately needed: an analysis of America's woes that goes beyond the villain of the moment, George W. Bush, and gets at the heart of the delusions that have crippled the country's foreign policy for decades. Bacevich writes with a passionate eloquence and moral urgency that makes this book absolutely compelling. Everyone should read it.”—Mark Danner, author of Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror
A must read for those interested in American foreign and military policy.
Mr Bacevich has written an incredibly thought-provoking book on where the US lies currently in it's trek along the "great experiment."
If you're trying to make sense of the mess this country is in, this book will help you understand much about the causes.
It's easy to understand why Andrew Bacevich's "Limits of Power" was on the New York Times best seller list. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Frances C. Fowler
If you have any interest in what is going on in Washington you should read this book and Washington RulesPublished 2 months ago by marguerite watt
This is a passionate and well researched and written book. For those searching for answers as to why the American Imperium is in disarray, from within and without, this is great... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jeffrey A. Jonas
I think that the general point -- American exceptionalism has run its course -- is valid and well supported, although some of the logic is a bit over the top, i.e. Read morePublished 5 months ago by William M. Scott
I have read this book before and am impressed with his work. This book is in better condition than the ones I have read.Published 7 months ago by Eugene F. Thompson
The book arrived on time and exceeded my expectation. An excellent premise with compelling evidence to support his conclusions. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Bob
America is less of an 'exceptional nation', than it is more of an extremely 'lucky nation'. This nation was 'lucky' to have virtually untapped, pure veins of iron ore in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by A Grey Haired Hacker
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country, by Andrew J. Bracevich, Henry Holt and Company, 2013, 238 pages. Read morePublished 10 months ago by F. Kline