America in Retreat

America in Retreat

The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder

eBook - 2014
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A Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist argues that the resurgence of isolationism in the U. S. is an invitation to global disorder of a kind last seen in the 1930s Americans are weary of acting as the world's policeman, especially in the face of our unending economic troubles at home. President Obama stands for cutting defense budgets, leaving Afghanistan, abandoning Iraq, appeasing Russia, and offering premature declarations of victory over al Qaeda. Meanwhile, some Republicans now also argue for a far smaller and less expensive American footprint abroad. Pulitzer Prizewinning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens rejects this view. As he sees it, retreating from our global responsibilities will ultimately exact a devastating price to our security and prosperity. In the 1930s, it was the weakness and vacillation of the democracies that led to war and genocide. Today the regimes in Tehran, Damascus, Beijing, and Moscow continue to test America's will. Americans have often been tempted to turn our backs on a world that fails to live up to our idealism and doesn't easily bend. But succumbing to that temptation always leads to tragedy. The mantle of global leadership is a responsibility we must shoulder for the sake of our freedom, our prosperity, and our safety. America in Retreat is a warning and manifesto by one of America's foremost foreign-policy thinkers. It will be hotly debated as the latest crises force our leaders to make difficult choices.
Publisher: New York : Sentinel, 2014
ISBN: 1101631422 (electronic bk.)
9781101631423 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 327.73009 STE
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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michaelfwood
Apr 23, 2018

It's difficult to wade through 300+ pages of analysis as to why "everybody, everywhere, is always wrong about everything." Add a barrage of shameless quote-dropping and you have an almost unreadable book.

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naturalist
Jun 19, 2017

“Bret Stephens Is Why Liberals Have Every Right to Be Dicks – What the hell is The New York Times doing employing a climate-denying goon?”
by Drew Magary, Posted May 3, 2017, at GQ
http://www.gq.com/story/bret-stephens-new-york-times-op-ed-op-ed
and,
“The New York Times should not have hired climate change bullshitter Bret Stephens – It’s time for the opinion page to take climate change as seriously as the paper’s reporters do.”
by David Roberts, posted May 1, 2017, at Vox
https://www.vox.com/2017/5/1/15482698/new-york-times-bret-stephens
and,
“How a scheme to discredit climate science spread from conservative media to the EPA chief
Scott Pruitt has embraced the “red team/blue team” idea that got exposure from Daily Caller and WSJ”
by Kevin Kalhoefer, posted June 2, 2017, at Media Maters For America
https://www.mediamatters.org/people/bret-stephens
and,
“Your weekend hate read is this ridiculously dumb New York Times op-ed”
by Jason Abbruzzese, posted April 2017, at Mashable
http://mashable.com/2017/04/28/new-york-times-editorial-climate-change-denier/#87Ps.vwAqiqO

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