Second Chance

Second Chance

Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A story of wasted opportunity and squandered prestige: a critique of the last three U.S. presidents' foreign policy. Distinguished commentator on foreign policy, former National Security Adviser Brzezinski, offers a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrations' foreign policy. Though spanning less than two decades, these administrations cover a vitally important turning point in world history: the period in which the United States, having emerged from the Cold War withunprecedented power and prestige, managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. This is a tale of decline: from the competent but conventional thinking of the first Bush administration, to the well-intentioned self-indulgence of the Clinton administration, to the mortgaging of America's future by the "suicidal statecraft" of the second Bush administration. Brzezinski concludes with a chapter on how America can regain its lost prestige. This scholarly yet highly opinionated book is sure to be both controversial and influential.--From publisher description.

Perseus Publishing
From the most highly respected analyst of foreign policy writing today, a story of wasted opportunity and squandered prestige: a critique of the last three U.S. presidents’ foreign policy

America’s most distinguished commentator on foreign policy, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, offers a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrations’ foreign policy. Though spanning less than two decades, these administrations cover a vitally important turning point in world history: the period in which the United States, having emerged from the Cold War with unprecedented power and prestige, managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. This is a tale of decline: from the competent but conventional thinking of the first Bush administration, to the well-intentioned self-indulgence of the Clinton administration, to the mortgaging of America’s future by the ?suicidal statecraft” of the second Bush administration. Brzezinski concludes with a chapter on how America can regain its lost prestige. This scholarly yet highly opinionated book is sure to be both controversial and influential.


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& Taylor

Examines how George Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush performed as history's first successive global leaders following the United States' victory over the Cold War, and how that performance was influenced by their leadership styles.

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, c2007
ISBN: 9780465002528
0465002528
Branch Call Number: 327.73 B849s 2007
Characteristics: vi, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm

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StarGladiator
Sep 30, 2015

I cannot think of two individuals who have been more so consistently wrong in their so-called careers, than Henry Kissinger and Zbigniew Brzezinski. Serial screwup sociopaths!

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