Synopses & Reviews
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall collapsed, taking the Cold War down with it. The next twelve years passed in a haze of self-congratulation, Republican confusion, and angst, and economic prosperityand#151;until they ended abruptly with a stunning catastrophe on September 11, 2001.
In America Between The Wars, Derek Chollet and James Goldgeier blend deep expertise with broad access to both partiesand#8217; political and policy establishments to find out howand#151;and whyand#151;America failed to recognize that when we became the sole superpower with responsibility for the worldand#8217;s oversight, we overlooked how the new world actually worked.
Chollet and Goldgeier examine how the decisions and debates of the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, and the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, shaped the events, arguments, and politics of the modern world.
About the Author
is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security in Washington, D.C.
James Goldgeier is a professor of political science at George Washington University and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.