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The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory / Andrew J. Bacevich.

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Summary:

"When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world's 'indispensable nation, ' its 'sole superpower, ' the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the promise of globalization as a source of unprecedented wealth, while embarking on wide-ranging military campaigns to suppress disorder and enforce American values abroad, confident in the ability of U.S. forces to defeat any foe. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House to deliver on the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom. In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, telling an epic tale of folly and delusion."
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Stanfield Public Library 352.23 BAC (Text) 37875000128407 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 10/01/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250175083
  • ISBN: 1250175089
  • Physical Description: 236 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Al, Fred, and Homer's America : and mine -- The end of history! -- Kicking 41 to the curb -- Glimpsing the Emerald City -- Bedfellows -- State of the union -- Plebiscite -- Attending to Rabbit's question.
Summary, etc.:
"When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world's 'indispensable nation, ' its 'sole superpower, ' the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the promise of globalization as a source of unprecedented wealth, while embarking on wide-ranging military campaigns to suppress disorder and enforce American values abroad, confident in the ability of U.S. forces to defeat any foe. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House to deliver on the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom. In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, telling an epic tale of folly and delusion." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Politics and government > 1989-
Cold War > Influence.
Executive power > United States > History.
Hegemony > United States > History.
United States > Social conditions > 1980-
United States > History > 1969-
HISTORY / United States / 21st Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General.
HISTORY / Military / United States.
Genre: Informational works.

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