Good book: Taming American Power

12 April 2006

Stephen Walt of Harvard offers an eminently clear-headed view of U.S. foreign policy, where it's going wrong, and what would work better. In non-polemical language, he shows how the Bush administration's policy of hegemony cannot work, and how in the long run (and often in the short run, too) making friends works better than flexing muscles. How the current administration could ever embrace his ideas, I don't know, but the book is sober, extraordinarily clear, and well worth reading.

Taming American Power: The Global Response to U.S. Primacy

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