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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.
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 1 month 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 2 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 3 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 4 months ago by F. Kline
The book had numerous notes written in it and bookmarks. But I was expecting that so am satisfied I got even more than I paid for. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kathy Olund
This is an excellent work by a fine writer who is in the know. Many have a fuzzy awareness of history but as the reality of the reality of the American Empire and the people... Read morePublished 5 months ago by William VanZevern
Noblesse Oblige is the perceived "obligation" of aristocrats with high social rank or wealth to be helpful and generous to the peasants. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michael Walls
This is a book for those who believe that democratic rights are best exercised after some reflection. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Roberto
Experienced writer who has logical opinions and conclusions. Has clearly been challenged by intelligent students who wouldn't accept his thoughts without some pushback.Published 7 months ago by LARRY M HART