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Bacevich, Andrew J.

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Most widely held works by Andrew J Bacevich
The new American militarism : how Americans are seduced by war by Andrew J Bacevich( )

37 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 3,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacevich warns of a dangerous dual obsession that has taken hold of Americans, conservatives and liberals alike. It is a marriage of militarism and utopian ideology--of unprecedented military might wed to a blind faith in the universality of American values. This, Bacevich argues, commits Americans to turning the US into a crusader state with a self-proclaimed mission of driving history to its final destination: the world-wide embrace of the American way of life. This mindset invites endless war and the ever-deepening militarization of US policy. The upshot, acutely evident in the aftermath of 9/11, has been a revival of vast ambitions and certainty, this time married to a pronounced affinity for the sword. As it alienates others, it will leave the United States increasingly isolated. It will end in bankruptcy, moral as well as economic, and in abject failure.--From publisher description
American empire : the realities and consequences of U.S. diplomacy by Andrew J Bacevich( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Arabic and held by 2,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International relations expert Andrew Bacevich reconsiders the assumptions and purposes governing the exercise of American global power. He finds that successive post-Cold War administrations have adhered to a well-defined "strategy of openness." Motivated by the imperative of economic expansionism, that strategy aims to foster an open and integrated international order, thereby perpetuating the undisputed primacy of the world's sole remaining superpower. Moreover, openness has been an abiding preoccupation of policymakers as far back as Woodrow Wilson. Although based on expectations that eliminating barriers to the movement of trade, capital, and ideas nurtures not only affluence but also democracy, the aggressive pursuit of openness has met considerable resistance. To overcome that resistance, U.S. policymakers have with increasing frequency resorted to force, resulting in the progressive militarization of U.S. foreign policy. Bacevich maintains that this drive for openness is in fact aimed at erecting a global imperium.--From publisher description
The limits of power : the end of American exceptionalism by A. J Bacevich( Book )

32 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Limits of Power identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: the economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democracy in form only; U.S. involvement in endless wars, driven by a deep infatuation with military power, has been a catastrophe for the body politic. These pressing problems threaten all of us, Republicans and Democrats. If the nation is to solve its predicament, it will need the revival of a distinctly American approach: the neglected tradition of realism. Andrew J. Bacevich, uniquely respected across the political spectrum, offers a historical perspective on the illusions that have governed American policy since 1945. The realism he proposes includes respect for power and its limits; sensitivity to unintended consequences; aversion to claims of exceptionalism; skepticism of easy solutions, especially those involving force; and a conviction that the books will have to balance. Only a return to such principles, Bacevich argues, can provide common ground for fixing America's urgent problems before the damage becomes irreparable.--From publisher description
War over Kosovo : politics and strategy in a global age by Andrew J Bacevich( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a concise history of the war for Kosovo. It offers a new lens through which to view U.S. national security in the age of globalization
The long war : a new history of U.S. national security policy since World War II by Andrew J Bacevich( )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays by a diverse and distinguished group of historians, political scientists, and sociologists examine the alarms, emergencies, controversies, and confusions that have characterized America's Cold War, the post-Cold War interval of the 1990s, and today's ""Global War on Terror."" The developments of this ""Long War"" have left their imprint on virtually every aspect of American life, and by considering the period as a whole, this volume is the first to take a truly comprehensive look at America's response to the national-security crisis touched off by the events of World War II
Washington rules : America's path to permanent war by Andrew J Bacevich( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the last half century, as administrations have come and gone, the fundamental assumptions about America's military policy have remained unchanged: American security requires the United States (and us alone) to maintain a permanent armed presence around the globe, and to be ready to intervene anywhere at any time. In the Obama era, just as in the Bush years, these beliefs remain unquestioned. In this vivid analysis, Andrew J. Bacevich presents the origins of this consensus, forged at a moment when American power was at its height. He exposes the preconceptions, biases, and habits that underlie our pervasive faith in military might, especially the notion that overwhelming superiority will oblige others to accommodate America's needs and desires--whether for cheap oil, cheap credit, or cheap consumer goods. And he challenges the usefulness of our militarism as it has become both unaffordable and increasingly dangerous--From publisher description
America's war for the greater Middle East : a military history by Andrew J Bacevich( Book )

14 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich offers a critical history of this ongoing military enterprise -- now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War wound down, the United States initiated a new conflict -- a War for the Greater Middle East -- that continues to the present day. The long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union had involved only occasional and sporadic fighting. But as this new war unfolded, hostilities became persistent. From the Balkans and East Africa to the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, U.S. forces embarked upon a seemingly endless series of campaigns across the Islamic world. Few achieved anything remotely like conclusive success. Instead, actions undertaken with expectations of promoting peace and stability produced just the opposite. As a consequence, phrases like "permanent war" and "open-ended war" have become part of everyday discourse. Bacevich weaves a narrative out of episodes as varied as the Beirut bombing of 1983, the Mogadishu firefight of 1993, the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the rise of ISIS in the present decade. Understanding what America's costly military exertions have wrought requires seeing these seemingly discrete events as parts of a single war. It also requires identifying the errors of judgment made by political leaders in both parties and by senior military officers who share responsibility for what has become a monumental march to folly."--Back cover
The short American century : a postmortem( )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Declares "the American century", the name Henry Luce gave to an era of American prosperity beginning in 1941, dead, and collects essays explaining what the American century was and meant, and why many believe it has met a premature demise
The Gulf War of 1991 reconsidered by Andrew J Bacevich( )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gulf War of 1991 Reconsidered subjects one of the formative events of the post-Cold War era and a watershed in Middle Eastern international politics to a comprehensive reassessment. Condidering events from Arab, Israeli and American view points, the book examines the Gulf War's historical origins, conduct and legacy
Breach of trust : how Americans failed their soldiers and their country by Andrew J Bacevich( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and exploring its pernicious implications: a nation with an abiding appetite for war waged at enormous expense by a standing army demonstrably unable to achieve victory. Rather than something for "other people" to do, Bacevich argues that national defense should become the business of "we the people."
The pentomic era : the US Army between Korea and Vietnam by Andrew J Bacevich( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his history of the Army in the years between the Korean and Vietnam wars, Lieutenant Colonel A.J. Bacevich. US Army, accents the Army's mindfulness of the implications of nuclear warfare. The Army's concern, reflecting a complex mixing of institutional, strategic, and operational considerations, led to major changes in Army organization, doctrine, and weapons. The author argues that during these years, the Army not only survived an institutional identity crisis-grappling to comprehend and define its national security role in a subsequently directed the Army to perform. Viewing itself as an instrument for intervention in highly politicized conflicts of limited scale would have enabled the Army over the long run to equip, organize, and train its soldiers in ways far more pertinent to what they actually have been called on to do
The irony of American history by Reinhold Niebuhr( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Composed during the postwar years when America came of age as a world power, The Irony of American History is as relevant as ever today. Niebuhr's masterpiece on the incongruity between personal ideals and political reality is both an indictment of American moral complacency and a warning against the arrogance of virtue. Impassioned and eloquent, his wisdom encourages us to rethink our assumptions about right and wrong, war and peace."--Book cover
The imperial tense : prospects and problems of American empire( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's emergence as the world's dominant power in the 990s nurtured the perception - initially more pronounced abroad than at home - that with the passing of the cold war the United States had become an imperial republic; this book contains a collection of arguments on that subject
Diplomat in khaki : Major General Frank Ross McCoy and American foreign policy, 1898-1949 by A. J Bacevich( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American military policy in small wars : the case of El Salvador( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogen indeholder en kritisk gennemgang af USAs militære hjælp i 1981 til bekæmpelsen af oprøret i El Salvador og betingelserne for den
The First Anglo-Afghan Wars : a reader by Antoinette Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for classroom use, The First Anglo-Afghan Wars gathers in one volume primary source materials related to the first two wars that Great Britain launched against native leaders of the Afghan region. From 1839 to 1842, and again from 1878 to 1880, Britain fought to expand its empire and prevent Russian expansion into the region's Northwest Frontier, which was considered the gateway to India, the jewel in Victorian Britain's imperial crown. Spanning from 1817 to 1919, the selections reflect the complex national, international, and anti-colonial interests entangled in Central Asia at the time
Joystick warriors : video games, violence & militarism( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For years, there has been widespread speculation, but very little consensus, about the relationship between violent video games and violence in the real world. Joystick Warriors provides the clearest account yet of the latest research on this issue. Drawing on the insights of media scholars, military analysts, combat veterans, and gamers themselves, the film trains its sights on the wildly popular genre of first-person shooter games, exploring how the immersive experience they offer links up with the larger stories we tell ourselves as a culture about violence, militarism, guns, and manhood. Along the way, it examines the game industry's longstanding working relationship with the US military and the American gun industry, and offers a riveting examination of the games themselves -- showing how they work to sanitize, glamorize, and normalize violence while cultivating dangerously regressive attitudes and ideas about masculinity and militarism"--Media Education Foundation website
Twilight of the American century by Andrew J Bacevich( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrew Bacevich is among our most important public intellectuals in politics, foreign policy, international relations, and security. He writes regularly for The Wilson Quarterly, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation, and The New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Los Angeles Times. This book is a curated edition of his numerous writings on American politics and war after 9/11. This volume will reflect the entirety of the American experience post-9/11, politically, culturally, and spiritually"--
Washington rules : [America's path to permanent war] by Andrew J Bacevich( Recording )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author critically examines the Washington consensus on national security, which has remained unchanged for the last half century, and explains why challenging it is an urgent priority. He examines the preconceptions, biases, and habits underlying our pervasive faith in military might and challenges the usefulness of our militarism, which, he argues, has become increasingly unaffordable and dangerous
The limits of power : the end of American exceptionalism by Andrew J Bacevich( Recording )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew J. Bacevich presents a traditional perspective on the misconceptions that have ruled American policy since the 1940s. Topics include the economy, government, and the U.S. involvement in endless wars
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The new American militarism : how Americans are seduced by war
American empire : the realities and consequences of U.S. diplomacyThe limits of power : the end of American exceptionalismWar over Kosovo : politics and strategy in a global ageThe long war : a new history of U.S. national security policy since World War IIWashington rules : America's path to permanent warThe Gulf War of 1991 reconsideredThe irony of American historyThe imperial tense : prospects and problems of American empire
Alternative Names
Andrew Bacevich accademico statunitense

Andrew Bacevich Amerikaans politicoloog

Bacevich A.J.

Bacevich, A. J. 1947-

Bacevich, A. J. (Andrew J.)

Bacevich, Andrew.

Bacevich, Andrew 1947-

Bacevich, Andrew J.

Bacevich, Andrew Joseph.

Basevîč, Andrû 1947-

Basevîč, Andrû Ǧ. 1947-

בסביץ, א.ג

أندرو باسيفيتش

바세비치, 앤드루 1947-

바세비치, 앤드루 J. 1947-


ベイセヴィッチ, アンドリュー・J