The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris

Autor: Beinart, Peter

Editorial: HarperPerennial

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The Icarus Syndrome: A History of American Hubris : Peter Beinart's provocative account of hubris in the American century describes Washington on the eve of three wars: World War I, Vietnam, and Iraq--three moments when American leaders decided they could remake the world in their image. Each time, leading intellectuals declared that the spread of democracy was inevitable. Each time, a president held the nation in the palm of his hand. And each time, a war conceived in arrogance brought tragedy. But each catastrophe also imparted wisdom to a new generation of thinkers. These leaders learned to reconcile the American belief that anything is possible with the realities of a world that will never fully conform to this country's will--and in their struggles lie the seeds of American renewal today.

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ISBN 13:9780061456473
ISBN 10:0061456470
Formato:Tapa Suave
Tamaño:9.05" l x 5.94" w x 0.98" h