The Bubble of American Supremacy: The Costs of Bush's War in Iraq / Edition 1

The Bubble of American Supremacy: The Costs of Bush's War in Iraq / Edition 1

by George Soros
     
 

ISBN-10: 1586482920

ISBN-13: 9781586482923

Pub. Date: 10/11/2004

Publisher: PublicAffairs

Long known as "the world's only private citizen with a foreign policy," George Soros combines his razor-sharp sense of economic trends with his passionate advocacy for open societies and decency in world politics to come up with a workable, and severely critical, analysis of the Bush administration's overreaching, militaristic foreign policy.

Soros believes that

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Overview

Long known as "the world's only private citizen with a foreign policy," George Soros combines his razor-sharp sense of economic trends with his passionate advocacy for open societies and decency in world politics to come up with a workable, and severely critical, analysis of the Bush administration's overreaching, militaristic foreign policy.

Soros believes that this administration's plans abroad come from the same sort of "bubble" psychology that afflicted our markets in the late 1990s. They have used a real fact, our overwhelming military supremacy, to create a deluded worldview, that might makes right and that "you're either with us or against us," in the same way that the recent boom used a real fact, the growth in technology, to lead to a delusion, the "new economy."

Like the best of the books that have responded quickly to world events, The Bubble of American Supremacy has a clear, intriguing, comprehensive thesis that makes necessary, and compelling, order of our seemingly disordered world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586482923
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
10/11/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Bush Doctrine2
2The War on Terror17
3The Bush Administration's Foreign Policy31
4The Iraqi Quagmire51
5The State of the Union66
6Improving the World Order78
7Sovereignty and Intervention100
8International Assistance126
9People's Sovereignty and Natural Resources146
10Historical Perspective156
11The Bubble of American Supremacy176
Epilogue189
AppMy Conceptual Framework191
Index205

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