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The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory, Andrew J. Bacevich

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The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory
Title
The age of illusions
Title remainder
how America squandered its Cold War victory
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Bacevich
Title variation
How America squandered its Cold War victory
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Language
eng
Summary
"A thought provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power. When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world's 'indispensable nation,' its 'sole superpower,' the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the promise of globalization as a source of unprecedented wealth, while embarking on wide-ranging military campaigns to suppress disorder and enforce American values abroad, confident in the ability of U.S. forces to defeat any foe. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House to deliver on the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom. In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, telling an epic tale of folly and delusion. Writing with his usual eloquence and vast knowledge, he explains how, within a quarter of a century, the United States ended up with gaping inequality, permanent war, moral confusion, and an increasingly angry and alienated population, as well, of course, as the strangest president in American history"--
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Bacevich, Andrew J
Dewey number
352.23/50973
Index
index present
LC call number
E839.5
LC item number
.B33 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Cold War
  • Executive power
  • Hegemony
  • United States
  • United States
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The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory, Andrew J. Bacevich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-221) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Al, Fred, and Homer's America : and mine -- The end of history! -- Kicking 41 to the curb -- Glimpsing the Emerald City -- Bedfellows -- State of the union -- Plebiscite -- Attending to Rabbit's question
Control code
on1134400974
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781250175083
Lccn
2019007089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1134400974
Label
The age of illusions : how America squandered its Cold War victory, Andrew J. Bacevich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-221) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Al, Fred, and Homer's America : and mine -- The end of history! -- Kicking 41 to the curb -- Glimpsing the Emerald City -- Bedfellows -- State of the union -- Plebiscite -- Attending to Rabbit's question
Control code
on1134400974
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9781250175083
Lccn
2019007089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1134400974

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