The Limits of Power

The End of American Exceptionalism

Andrew Bacevich, read by Eric Conger

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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.

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Andrew Bacevich, author of the bestselling book The Limits Of Power discusses the end of the American century.

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Boston University Professor of History and International Relations and former U.S. Army Colonel Andrew Bacevich discusses the global war on terror seven years after 9/11 in his bestselling book, The Limits of Power.

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Andrew Bacevich, read by Eric Conger

Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. He is the author of The New American Militarism, among other books. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the recipient of a Lannan award and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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The Limits of Power
The End of American Exceptionalism
Andrew Bacevich, read by Eric Conger

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Macmillan Audio
September 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206879
ISBN10: 1427206872
Audio Run Time: 6:00
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Henry Holt and Co.
A Metropolitan/Holt Paperbacks Book
April 2009
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ISBN: 9780805090161
ISBN10: 0805090169
5 1/4 x 8 inches, 224 pages
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August 2008
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