Old Glory

The Short American Century
A Postmortem
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 Commonweal contributor, 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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Nick Baumann is the news editor for Mother Jones.