The Short American Century
Edited by Andrew Bacevich
Harvard University Press, $25.95, 296 pp.
This collection of essays constitutes a how-to manual for people who sense something deeply wrong with the current bipartisan consensus on American power, but can’t quite articulate what it is. Bacevich, a Boston University professor and frequent Commonwealcontributor, calls this book “a dissenter’s guide to the American Century,” and that’s quite apt. One of the leading standard...
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