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America’s most distinguished commentator on foreign policy, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, offers a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrations’ foreign policy. Though spanning less than two decades, these administrations cover a vitally important turning point in world history: the period in which the United States, having emerged from the cold war with unprecedented power and prestige, managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. This is a tale of decline: from the competent but conventional thinking of the first Bush administration, to the well-intentioned self-indulgence of the Clinton administration, to the mortgaging of America’s future by the “suicidal statecraft” of the second Bush administration. Brzezinski concludes with a chapter on how America can regain its lost prestige. This scholarly yet highly opinionated book is sure to be both controversial and influential.

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  • “No one understands the interdependence of power and principle better than Zbigniew Brzezinski.”

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About the Author
Author Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski served as national security adviser to President Carter from 1977 to 1981. He is the author of a number of books, including The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives and The Choice: Global Domination or Global Leadership.