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The Icarus Syndrome - A History of American Hubris (Paperback): Peter Beinart

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Peter Beinart

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Peter Beinart's provocative account of hubris in the American century describes Washington on the eve of three wars: World War I, Vietnam, and Iraq--three moments when American leaders decided they could remake the world in their image. Each time, leading intellectuals declared that the spread of democracy was inevitable. Each time, a president held the nation in the palm of his hand. And each time, a war conceived in arrogance brought tragedy.

But each catastrophe also imparted wisdom to a new generation of thinkers. These leaders learned to reconcile the American belief that anything is possible with the realities of a world that will never fully conform to this country's will--and in their struggles lie the seeds of American renewal today.

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Imprint: HarperPerennial
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2011
First published: May 2011
Authors: Peter Beinart
Dimensions: 230 x 158 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 482
ISBN-13: 978-0-06-145647-3
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > International relations
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LSN: 0-06-145647-0
Barcode: 9780061456473

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