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Author Scoblic, J. Peter.

Title U.S. vs. them : how a half century of conservatism has undermined America's security / J. Peter Scoblic
Published New York : Viking, 2008


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Description xviii, 350 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Pt. 1. Ideas -- Ch. 1. Worldview -- Ch. 2. Candidates -- Ch. 3. Movement -- Ch. 4. President -- Pt. 2. Consequences -- Ch. 5. Hibernation -- Ch. 6. Apotheosis -- Ch. 7. Catastrophe -- Ch. 8. Future
Summary "J. Peter Scoblic shows that the foreign policy of the American Right has been stuck for decades on a binary setting that allows it to see the world only in terms of us versus them or good versus evil. During the Cold War, that approach fostered an unwillingness to negotiate with the Soviet Union, a distrust of apolitical intelligence, and an insistence on military dominance - even as the advent of nuclear weapons rendered the traditional notion of victory in war obsolete. Today, what conservatives often present as moral clarity is in fact nothing more than a continued failure to recognize that American security depends on our ability to think outside our borders - to stop seeing the United States in unavoidable opposition to the rest of the world."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-336) and index
Subject Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatism -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
National security -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
National security -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1989-
LC no. 2008001770
ISBN 9780670018826
Other Titles Us vs. them
Us versus them