The Icarus Syndrome: A History Of American Hubris

The Icarus Syndrome: A History Of American Hubris

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Why do we succumb to hubris? Peter Beinart has written a highly intelligent and wonderfully readable book that answers the question by looking at a century of American foreign policy. As with everything Beinart writes, it is lucid, thoughtful and strikingly honest. Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World

Peter Beinart has written a vivid, empathetic, and convincing history of the men and ideas that have shaped the ambitions of American foreign policy during the last centurya story in which human fallibility and idealism flow together. The story continues, of course, and so his book is not only timely; it is indispensible. Steve Coll, author of Ghost Wars

Peter Beinart, one of the nations leading political writers, offers a provocative and strikingly original account of American hubris throughout historyand how we learn from the tragedies that result.

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