Magic and Mayhem

Magic and Mayhem

The Delusions of American Foreign Policy From Korea to Afghanistan

Book - 2010
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As the nation commits itself to a renewed military effort in Afghanistan, Georgetown foreign relations professor Leebaert explains why we have so often stumbled in our foreign policy. He analyzes the follies and failures of "emergency men," the political appointees, intellectuals, and policy entrepreneurs of the national security establishment, from the Best and Brightest architects of the Vietnam debacle to the neo-con masterminds of the Iraq War.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2010
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439125694
Branch Call Number: 327.73009 L5166m 2010
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 25 cm


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Dec 14, 2010

Upon any international crisis, a cadre of 'experts' suddenly appear. They provide exude confidence and express strong opinions about the subject. Many times these people (i.e. Kissinger) are incredibly wrong, but they appear again at the next 'crisis'. Who are these people and why are they depended on again and again even given their previous advice had been proven flawed? This book attempts to explain this question. A good read.


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