The Icarus syndrome : how American triumph produces American tragedy (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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The Icarus syndrome : how American triumph produces American tragedy

Author: Peter Beinart
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Harper, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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Chronicles three examples of flawed U.S. foreign policy that led to unwise and misguided military actions, describing how World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War, each intended to remake the world according to the views of America's leaders, instead resulted in tragedy.
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Named Person: Icarus, (Greek mythological character); Icarus, (Greek mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Beinart
ISBN: 9780061456466 0061456462
OCLC Number: 881841823
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Contents: pt. 1. The hubris of reason --
A scientific peace --
The frightening dwarf --
Twice-born --
I didn't say it was good --
pt. 2. The hubris of toughness --
The murderer of sheep --
The problem with men --
Saving Sarkhan --
Things are in the saddle --
Liberation --
The scold --
Fighting with rabbits --
If there is a bear? --
pt. 3. The hubris of dominance --
The white flag --
Fukuyama's escalator --
Fathers and sons --
Small ball --
The opportunity --
The romantic bully --
I'm delighted to see Mr. Bourne --
Conclusion: The beautiful lie.
Responsibility: Peter Beinart.

Abstract:

Chronicles three examples of flawed U.S. foreign policy that led to unwise and misguided military actions, describing how World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War, each intended to remake the world according to the views of America's leaders, instead resulted in tragedy.

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