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Sep 14, 2004
| ISBN 9780375713729
Sep 16, 2003
| ISBN 9781400042609
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Sep 14, 2004 | ISBN 9780375713729
Sep 16, 2003 | ISBN 9781400042609
In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, most of the world was ready to accept American leadership in a war against terrorism. Yet within a year the United States was estranged from its allies and enmeshed in a costly and increasingly deadly occupation of Iraq, while virtually ignoring potentially great threats from other parts of the world. In this measured but forcefully argued book, the distinguished foreign correspondent John Newhouse shows what went wrong.Timely, knowledgeable, and filled with vivid portraits of such figures as George W. Bush Tony Blair, Donald Rumsfeld, and Dick Cheney, Imperial America is an indispensable book.
John Newhouse has written seven books and for many years was the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker. He lives in Washington, D.C.
“What distinguishes Imperial America by John Newhouse from so many other books on a similar theme is the elegance of the prose and the acuity of the argument. . . . There’s fresh material on political changes in Iran, the threat posed by North Korea, and Washington’s apparently boundless enthusiasm for Ariel Sharon’s vision of the Middle East.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review“This useful book is packed with compelling little details showing just how many wise and experienced people warned others at one time or another that Iraqi regime change was needless at best, dangerous at worst. . . . persuasive and thorough.”–The Washington Post Book World “A well-timed and elegantly written reminder of the international dynamics that were in play long before Sept. 11, 2001, and will require diplomats’ attention long after American infantrymen leave Iraq. . . . [An] admirable study.” –The New York Times Book Review“Newhouse is worth listening to. . . . His experience in government on arms control and European issues has taught him much about how government works.” –The Economist
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