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The Limits of Power - The End of American Exceptionalism

Andrew J. Bacevich

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The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. These pressing problems threaten all of us, Republicans and Democrats. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism. Andrew J. Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a historical perspective on the illusions that have governed American policy since 1945. The realism he proposes includes respect for power and its limits; sensitivity to unintended consequences; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force; and a conviction that the books will have to balance. Only a return to such principles, Bacevich argues, can provide common ground for fixing America's urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Eric Conger

Length:

5h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:53


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:02


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:09


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:54


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:06


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:23


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:38


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:25


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:20


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:46


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:43


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:01


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:22


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:19


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:23


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:45


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:30


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:37


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:01


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:55


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:25