Bidding Farewell to the American Century
"Bacevich is less interested in exploring the hypocrisy as he is in examining the waste. The squandering of resources and blood. The hollowing of America while we pretend to be something were not. The sense that weve failed a generation clinging to an obsolete idea, and that failure is tearing us apart. In that, his true conservative nature comes out: why do something stupid, he asks, when we can just not do that?" Chicago Review of Books
Andrew Bacevich is president and co-founder of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. A graduate of West Point and Princeton, he is also professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University. Among his many books are The New American Militarism, The Limits of Power, America's War for the Greater Middle East, and most recently, After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed.