Author Angelo Codevilla asks, "What is to be America's peace? How
is it to be won and preserved in our time?" He notes that our
government's increasingly unlimited powers flow in part from our
statesmen's inability to stay out of wars or to win them and that
our statesmen and academics have ceased to think about such things.
The purpose of this book is to rekindle such thoughts. The author
reestablishes early American statecraft's understanding of
peace--what it takes to make it and what it takes to keep it. He
reminds Americans why our founding generation placed the pursuit of
peace ahead of all other objectives; he shows how they tried to
keep the peace by drawing sharp lines between America's business
and that of others, as well as between peace and war. He shows how
our 20th-century statesmen confused peace and war as well as
America's affairs with that of mankind's. The result, he shows, has
been endless war abroad and spiraling strife among Americans.
Codevilla provides intellectual guidelines for recovering the
pursuit of peace as the guiding principle by which the American
people and statesmen may navigate domestic as well as international
Hoover Institution Press,U.S.
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