The Return of History and the End of Dreams

Author:   Robert Kagan
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
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9781843548126


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 March 2009
Format:   Paperback
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'Robert Kagan is the reigning pundit of great power politics.' Alex Danchev, TLSHopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities. Great powers are once again competing for geopolitical influence. International competition between the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raises new threats of regional conflict. The expectation that after the Cold War the world had entered an era of international convergence has proved wrong. We have entered an age of divergence.In The Return of History and the End of Dreams, Robert Kagan masterfully poses the questions facing the liberal democratic world today. For the past few years, the liberal world has been internally divided and distracted by issues both profound and petty. But now History has returned, and the peoples of the liberal world need to choose whether they want to shape it - or let others shape it for them.'Kagan's book reflects the dawning realisation in Washington in the wake of the Iraq debacle that it now has to operate in a world where autocratic China, Russia and Iran are not going to play ball with what Kagan dubs the big benign American dog thrashing its tail around in the global room.' Michael Burleigh, Literary Review 'Important, timely, and superbly written . . . Today's global challenges pose a stern test for the world's democracies. This book is a wakeup-call and should be read by policymakers, politicians, pundits and all who want a guide to the dangerous waters of the 21st-century geopolitics.' Senator John McCain

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Author:   Robert Kagan
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 1.00cm , Length: 20.00cm
Weight:   0.128kg
ISBN:  

9781843548126


ISBN 10:   1843548127
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 March 2009
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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'In this important, timely, and superblywritten book, Robert Kagan shows that the end of history was an illusion. Today's global challenges pose a stern test for the world's democracies. This book is a wake-up call and should be read by policymakers, politicians, pundits and all who want a guide to the dangerous waters of 21st century geopolitics.' Senator John McCain 'Robert Kagan is the reigning pundit of great power politics.' TLS 'Subtle and deep' Economist 'A book demanding to be read' Independent 'Essential reading' Spectator 'Kagan does big-picture thinking in a way that eludes his British counterparts'. Observer


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Robert Kagan served in the US State Department from 1984 to 1998. He is the author of the international bestseller Paradise & Power and is the senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He lives in Brussels with his wife and two children.

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