SOURCE: Foreign Affairs
by Andrew Bacevich
American victory in World War II remains a source of dangerous myths and delusions about global supremacy. Both popular culture and foreign policy need to adopt the Iraq War as a less affirming, but more realistic, touchstone.
SOURCE: War on the Rocks
Christopher McKnight Nichols, Raymond Haberski, Jr., and Emily Conroy-Krutz join host Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas, Austin to discuss what ideology is, and explore the ways in which it has shaped, and continues to shape, America’s role in the world.
SOURCE: New York Times
Remembrance of the second world war obscures the ambivalence many Americans felt about the conflict and the frequent divergence of military strategy and propaganda from the noble ideals of freedom and democracy. Elizabeth Samet's book asks if the myth of the good war has encouraged war since.
SOURCE: American Conservative
by Daniel Larison
A conservative historian reviews a new book on the history of American interventionism and advocates for reorganizing foreign policy without the imperative to dominate the world.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Sam Lebovic
A review of Stephen Wertheim's "Tomorrow, The World" concludes the new book shows how American military supremacy moved in a generation from a novel idea to embedded common sense, and demands rethinking the resources spent to maintain it.
SOURCE: New York Times
by Stephen Wertheim
"There was a time when Americans believed that armed dominance obstructed and corrupted genuine engagement in the world, far from being its foundation."
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