The Resource The silence of the rational center : why American foreign policy is failing, Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke

The silence of the rational center : why American foreign policy is failing, Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke

Label
The silence of the rational center : why American foreign policy is failing
Title
The silence of the rational center
Title remainder
why American foreign policy is failing
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What has happened to American foreign policy? Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke argue that the members of what used to be called the foreign policy establishment are no longer doing the job of keeping our foreign policy informed and rational. Instead, hungry to coin the next Big Idea, they are in the business of advancing simplistic, glib mythologies. The result is that Americans are often presented with a fantasy world of nightmare scenarios rather than with explanations that lead to rational choices. Taking to task such well-known figures as Samuel Huntington, Noam Chomsky, and Jeffrey Sachs, Halper and Clarke argue for a revival of integrity within our foreign policy elite so that America's standing in the world can be restored. A book that pulls no punches, The Silence of the Rational Center is both a penetrating diagnosis and a stirring call to reform in what is possibly the most important area of American political life."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480.H34 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The silence of the rational center : why American foreign policy is failing, Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. The big idea in history -- 2. Three institutional failures -- 3. Cable news : accelerating the big idea -- 4. Think tanks -- 5. An unreliable elite -- 6. Elites and the use of force -- 7. Insurgency -- 8. The intelligence dilemma -- 9. The acid test -- 10. A return to rationality
Control code
000041037218
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 312 p.
Isbn
9780465011414
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006032291
Other physical details
ill., facsims.
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.b22807457
System control number
  • rm22807457
  • (OCoLC)75087922

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