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America Alone: The Neo-Conservatives and the Global Order

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Used wisely, America's immense military power can preserve freedom but used unwisely, it can fracture global stability. Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue, that as long as neo-conservative radicals dominate the nation's national security process, fracture is more likely. Assuming Americans will see increasing threats in the future, this book is important because it id ...more
Paperback, 369 pages
Published February 27th 2009 by Cambridge University Press (first published June 21st 2004)
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Karen
Aug 01, 2009 Karen rated it it was amazing
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I read this book sophomore year of college. I rate this book very highly because it was the first book that really opened my eyes to the realities of the neoconservative movement and explained how it impacted foreign policy, particularly the Bush administration's policy. The authors take a well-researched, academic approach which enhances their credibility greatly. This is not one of those ranting, raving political books that just rails about how awful Bush is, which makes its conclusions all th ...more
John Rivera
Jul 08, 2008 John Rivera rated it liked it
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This is a decent book covering the history of neo-cons. There's a substantial amount of information in Halper's work but the types of references used demonstrate both an absence of primary sources and a lack of academic depth. This book is mostly a re-hashing of newspaper articles.

Worth reading but not for reference or research material.
Joana Marinho
Jan 28, 2016 Joana Marinho rated it really liked it
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Excellent book on Bush Administration and the neoconservative decisive influence on the decisions taken after 9/11. The authors seek the roots on the neocon movement and bring clarity on issues such as anti-americanism and orientalism, with a very sharp critical eye.
Hubert
Dec 27, 2014 Hubert rated it it was amazing
One of the best analyses of the neo-conservative movement I've read. The earlier chapters concerning the intellectual history of the movement are probably more useful than the chapters dealing with prescriptive measures which the authors suggest America should utilize going forward. The 'anti-Americanism' chapter also seems somewhat out of place. 10 years after its initial publication date, much of the conclusions and predictions the authors posited are eerily true.
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