The Limits of Power Audiobook (Unabridged)

The Limits of Power (Unabridged), by Andrew J. Bacevich
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The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. These pressing problems threaten all of us, Republicans and Democrats. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism. Andrew J. Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a historical perspective on the illusions that have governed American policy since 1945. The realism he proposes includes respect for power and its limits; sensitivity to unintended consequences; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force; and a conviction that the books will have to balance. Only a return to such principles, Bacevich argues, can provide common ground for fixing America's urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable. Download and start listening now!

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Though you may know Andrew J. Bacevich from the popular titles Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War and The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism, Andrew J. Bacevich is actually one of the most renowned Nonfiction authors in our catalog. In total, we carry 2 audiobooks from Andrew J. Bacevich, with the latest Nonfiction title being: Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War. The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism was added to our catalog in 2008, making it the author's oldest title available on our website, while Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War is the most popular and bestselling from Andrew J. Bacevich. Enjoy over 13 hours of listening from Andrew J. Bacevich, among the 2 audiobooks we have available. With such a wide variety, we know you're sure to enjoy Nonfiction books from Andrew J. Bacevich. For more choices and information on Andrew J. Bacevich, please visit his author page: Andrew J. Bacevich.