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The Return of History and the End of Dreams

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The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan
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May 05, 2009 | ISBN 9780307389886

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“Brief and wonderfully argued. . . . [Kagan] has a message for Americans of all political stripes.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Important, timely, and superbly written. Robert Kagan shows that the ‘end of history’ was an illusion. . . . A wake-up call.” —Senator John McCain
“Bracing. . . . Extraordinarily rich and suggestive.” —Commentary
“Robert Kagan is the reigning pundit of great power politics.” —Times Literary Supplement
“Robert Kagan has once again written a provocative, thoughtful, and vitally important book that will reshape the way we think about the world.”—Senator Joseph Lieberman
“An eloquent, powerful, disturbing, but ultimately hopeful view of the emerging balance of power in the world–and America’s proper role in it. Kagan’s views will be an essential part of the debate that will shape our next president’s foreign policy.”—Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
“Robert Kagan gives us a picture of the world today in all its complexity and its simplicity. This is a world where America is dominant but cannot dominate, where the struggle for power and prestige goes on as it always has. Power is at the service of ideas, but the key ideas are also ideas about power: democracy and autocracy. All this in a hundred pages, with style, energy and panache.”—Robert Cooper, Director-General for External and Politico-Military Affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union

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