Michael Mandelbaum, author, Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government
"With rare courage, insight and breadth of vision, David Calleo dissects the megalomaniac US national illusions that led the Bush administration to disaster but also endangers that of Obama. His vitally important work calls not for a tactical shift in US foreign policy but for a completely new way of looking at the world."
Anatol Lieven, King's College London and the New America Foundation
"Once in a rare while a book arrives that cuts through the confusions and deceptions of a foreign policy gone dangerously awry. This is that book."
Ronald Steel, Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
"The book is a wide-ranging tour de force that covers geopolitical analysis, international economics, political theory, and global politics. The footnotes constitute a virtual bibliography on recent and contemporary international relations...For advanced students of international relations."
CHOICE, J.P. Dunn, Converse College