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Title:
The Icarus syndrome : a history of American hubris
Author:
Beinart, Peter.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
viii, 482 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
A century of unwise American military adventures is probed in this perceptive study of foreign policy over-reach from Woodrow Wilson's "hubris of reason" to George W. Bush's "hubris of dominance." In each case, Beinart finds a dangerous confluence of misleading experience and untethered ideology.
General Note:
"A Council on Foreign Relations book."

"Published in cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations"--T.p. verso.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1. The hubris of reason -- A scientific peace -- The frightening dwarf -- Twice-born -- I didn't say it was good -- pt. 2. The hubris of toughness -- The murder of sheep -- The problem with men -- Saving Sarkhan -- Things are in the saddle -- Liberation -- The scold -- Fighting with rabbits -- If there is a bear? -- pt. 3. The hubris of dominance -- Nothing is consummated -- Fukuyama's escalator -- Fathers and sons -- Small ball -- The opportunity -- The romantic bully -- I'm delighted to see Mr. Bourne -- Conclusion: The beautiful lie.
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ISBN:
9780061456466
Format :
Book