America in Retreat

America in Retreat

The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder

eBook - 2014
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"Americans are weary of acting as the world's policeman, especially in the face of our unending economic troubles at home. President Obama stands for cutting defense budgets, leaving Afghanistan, abandoning Iraq, appeasing Russia, and offering premature declarations of victory over al Qaeda. Meanwhile, some Republicans now also argue for a far smaller and less expensive American footprint abroad. Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens rejects this view. As he sees it, retreating from our global responsibilities will ultimately exact a devastating price to our security and prosperity. In the 1930s, it was the weakness and vacillation of the democracies that led to war and genocide. Today the regimes in Tehran, Damascus, Beijing, and Moscow continue to test America's will. Americans have often been tempted to turn our backs on a world that fails to live up to our idealism and doesn't easily bend. But succumbing to that temptation always leads to tragedy. The mantle of global leadership is a responsibility we must shoulder for the sake of our freedom, our prosperity, and our safety"-- Provided by publisher.
Argues that growing trends in American isolationism will have significant global consequences for national security and prosperity, citing examples from the 1930s that led to war and genocide.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Sentinel,, 2014
ISBN: 9781101631423
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 269 pages)
Alternative Title: Axis 360 eBooks


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Apr 23, 2018

It's difficult to wade through 300+ pages of analysis as to why "everybody, everywhere, is always wrong about everything." Add a barrage of shameless quote-dropping and you have an almost unreadable book.

Jun 19, 2017

“Bret Stephens Is Why Liberals Have Every Right to Be Dicks – What the hell is The New York Times doing employing a climate-denying goon?”
by Drew Magary, Posted May 3, 2017, at GQ
“The New York Times should not have hired climate change bullshitter Bret Stephens – It’s time for the opinion page to take climate change as seriously as the paper’s reporters do.”
by David Roberts, posted May 1, 2017, at Vox
“How a scheme to discredit climate science spread from conservative media to the EPA chief
Scott Pruitt has embraced the “red team/blue team” idea that got exposure from Daily Caller and WSJ”
by Kevin Kalhoefer, posted June 2, 2017, at Media Maters For America
“Your weekend hate read is this ridiculously dumb New York Times op-ed”
by Jason Abbruzzese, posted April 2017, at Mashable


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