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The Pathologies of Power: Fear, Honor, Glory, and Hubris in U.S. Foreign Policy [Paperback]

Item : The Pathologies of Power: Fear, Honor, Glory, and Hubris in U.S. Foreign Policy [Paperback]
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Author Author : Fettweis, Christopher J.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1107682711
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781107682719
Publisher Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Pages Pages : 315
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100130828

Discusses how deeply held beliefs guide American foreign policy and identifies the foundations of those beliefs, explaining how they have inspired poor strategic decisions in Washington.The foreign policy of the United States is guided by deeply held beliefs, few of which are recognized much less subjected to rational analysis, Christopher J. Fettweis writes, in this, his third book. He identifies the foundations of those beliefs  fear, honor, glory, and hubris  and explains how they have inspired poor strategic decisions in Washington. He then proceeds to discuss their origins.The foreign policy of the United States is guided by deeply held beliefs, few of which are recognized much less subjected to rational analysis, Christopher J. Fettweis writes, in this, his third book. He identifies the foundations of those beliefs  fear, honor, glory, and hubris  and explains how they have inspired poor strategic decisions in Washington. He then proceeds to discuss their origins.The foreign policy of the United States is guided by deeply held beliefs, few of which are recognized much less subjected to rational analysis, Christopher J. Fettweis writes, in this, his third book. He identifies the foundations of those beliefs  fear, honor, glory, and hubris  and explains how they have inspired poor strategic decisions in Washington. He then proceeds to discuss their origins. The author analyzes recent foreign policy mistakes, including the Bay of Pigs, the Vietnam war, and the Iraq war, and he considers the decision-making process behind them, as well as the beliefs inspiring those decisions. The American government's strategic performance, Professor Fettweis argues, can be improved if these pathological beliefs are recognized and eliminated.Introduction: pathological beliefs in US foreign policy; 1. Fear: the power of nightmares in a safe society; 2. Honor: credibility, resolve, and paper tigers; 3. Glory: hypercompetitiveness and US foreign policy; 4. Hubris: the superpowl„~

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