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America's most distinguished commentator on foreign policy, former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, offers a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrations’ foreign policy. Though spanning less than two decades, these administrations cover a vitally important turning point in world history: the period in which the United States, having emerged from the Cold War with unprecedented power and prestige, managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. This is a tale of decline: from the competent but conventional thinking of the first Bush administration, to the well-intentioned self-indulgence of the Clinton administration, to the mortgaging of America's future by the "suicidal statecraft" of the second Bush administration. Brzezinski concludes with a chapter on how America can regain its lost prestige. This scholarly yet highly opinionated book is sure to be both controversial and influential.

Review:

"The Iraq war has America's foreign policy mavens waxing nostalgic. Partisans of the elder George Bush long for the days when realism and caution reigned in the White House. Bill Clinton's fans fondly recall an era when presidential trips overseas drew admiring crowds rather than angry protesters. U.S. foreign policy, it would seem, should go forward by going backward.

Zbigniew Brzezinski... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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"The author writes with a keen understanding of the ways in which military or political actions in one part of the world can affect developments in another region." Michiko Kakutani New York Times

Review:

"It goes against the grain of much commentary confined within the parameters of established US thinking on the subject." Irish Times

Review:

"In his engaging and briskly argued new book, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser sees little worth emulating in the past 15 years of U.S. foreign policy....What Second Chance does offer is a wise insight that should guide any effort to fashion a strategy to restore American leadership." James M. Lindsay Washington Post Book World

Review:

"Brilliantly provocative." New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

From the most highly respected analyst of foreign policy writing today, a story of wasted opportunity and squandered prestige: a critique of the last three U.S. presidents foreign policy

About the Author

Zbigniew Brzezinski, formerly the National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter, is a counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a professor of American foreign policy at the School of Advanced International Studies, the Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. His many books include The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership (2004) and The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives (1997). He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465002528
Subtitle:
Three Presidents and the Crisis of American Superpower
Author:
Brzezinski, Zbigniew
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Bush, George
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1945 to 2000)
Subject:
World
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1989-
Subject:
Clinton, Bill
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070306
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13.4 oz

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Product details 240 pages Basic Books - English 9780465002528 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The author writes with a keen understanding of the ways in which military or political actions in one part of the world can affect developments in another region."
"Review" by , "It goes against the grain of much commentary confined within the parameters of established US thinking on the subject."
"Review" by , "In his engaging and briskly argued new book, Jimmy Carter's national security adviser sees little worth emulating in the past 15 years of U.S. foreign policy....What Second Chance does offer is a wise insight that should guide any effort to fashion a strategy to restore American leadership."
"Review" by , "Brilliantly provocative."
"Synopsis" by ,
From the most highly respected analyst of foreign policy writing today, a story of wasted opportunity and squandered prestige: a critique of the last three U.S. presidents foreign policy
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