By Ivo H. Daalder
President George W. Bush is top a revolution in American international coverage. Galvanized via the terrorist assaults of September eleven, he has significantly amended, and every so often deserted, ideas and associations that for many years guided America's engagement on the planet. With terrorists, tyrants and applied sciences of mass destruction posing a grave and turning out to be risk, Bush believes that the simplest - if now not the one means - to make sure America's defense is to schuck the restrictions imposed through pals, allies and foreign associations. during this booklet, Ivo Daalder and James Lindsay discover how Bush turned a international coverage progressive. earlier than assuming place of work, he used to be commonly obvious as a amateur in overseas affairs who will be guided - if now not held captive - by way of his way more skilled advisors. His insistence in the course of the crusade that the Clinton management had overextended the us out of the country led many to finish that his presidency might glide towards isolationism. Daalder and Lindsay exhibit that the traditional knowledge used to be fallacious. Bush, a White residence insider in the course of his father's management, had a transparent figuring out of the way presidents needs to lead. And he believed that the convinced and unilateral workout of yankee strength was once how to advertise America's nationwide pursuits. The Bush revolution in international coverage, the authors argue, includes with it excessive hazards and probably excessive expenses.
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