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From a writer with long and high level experience in the US government a startling and provocative assessment of America’s global dominance Maximalist puts the history of our foreign policy in an unexpected new light while drawing fresh compelling lessons for the present and future When the United States has succeeded in the world Stephen Sestanovich argues it has done so not by staying the course but by having to change it usually amid deep controversy and uncertainty For decades the United States has been a power like no other Yet presidents and policy makers worry that they and even their predecessors haven’t gotten things right Other nations they say to themselves contribute little There's a certain formula for current books on global politics today Assert an argument about the nature of change generally along the lines of the US decline rise of others yadda yadda then recount the history of the Cold War and decades since cherry picking your way through those events which support your thesis and wrap up with a small conclusion chapter that has some policy recommendationsLike most authors it's that last chapter which is hardest For many it's perhaps unnecessary they are not here to advise governments but to shape thinking In this case however the difficulty in the last chapter is a telling blow The author argues that there is a clear cycle to US foreign policy between Maximalist and Retrenchment approaches Ie go big or go home There's merit to this indeed I often think one of the most under rated aspects of democratic government's capacity is their cyclical self correcting nature Yet Sestanovich can't uite make up his mind which approach is the right one You get the sense he strongly prefers Maximalist governments but he's too honest to properly condemn Eisenhower Nixon Carter or Obama for their moments of pause and re conceptualisation As such this book is left with a reasonably good historical over view but the take away is somewhat confused Like another much better book on recent geopolitics politics 'Still ours to lead' by Bruce Jones I suspect the title does harm than good to readers of this bookThus his is a solid over view of US foreign policy and strategies though not uite as strong on the Cold War strategic aspect as Gaddis's 'Strategies of Containment' nor as comprehensive on the governance structure as David Rothkopf's 'Running the World' on the NSC Nor as good on the modern international environment as the above mentioned Jones 'Still ours to lead' or any number of rise of China tomesSometimes it's worth reading these books just to refresh the history know what the arguments of former policy makers are and since it's rather straight forward you'll be able to skim through it in a day or twoYou'll enjoy it if you find yourself with access to a copy perhaps a long flight ahead but it's unlikely one to make much of an impression MARIAGE DE LA PAIX provocative assessment of America’s global dominance Maximalist L'amour en Islam de l'enchantement à l'étouffement puts the history of our foreign Lawrence d'Arabie policy in an unexpected new light while drawing fresh compelling lessons for the Le monde méditerranéen, 15.000 ans d'histoire present and future When the United States has succeeded in the world Stephen Sestanovich argues it has done so not by staying the course but by having to change it usually amid deep controversy and uncertainty For decades the United States has been a La Tragédie de l'islam moderne power like no other Yet L'Islam expliqué en images presidents and Les grandes figures de l'islam policy makers worry that they and even their 60 Ans de conflit israélo-arabe : Témoignages pour l'Histoire predecessors haven’t gotten things right Other nations they say to themselves contribute little There's a certain formula for current books on global Israël-Palestine : Une terre, du sang, des larmes politics today Assert an argument about the nature of change generally along the lines of the US decline rise of others yadda yadda then recount the history of the Cold War and decades since cherry Opération Raisins de la colère. 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To meeting common challenges International institutions work badly An effective foreign policy costs too much Public support is shaky Even the greatest successes often didn’t feel that way at the time           Sestanovich explores the dramatic results of American global primacy built on these anxious foundations recounting cycles of overcommitment and underperformance highs of achievement and confidence followed by lows of doubt We may think there was a time when America’s international role reflected bipartisan unity policy continuity and a uniue ability to work with others but Maximalist tells a different story one of divided administrations and divisive decision making of c This is simply a fabulous book It was well written and has a clear structure Anyone interested in learning about American foreign relations since WWII must read this book Not much analysis though so if you don't want to just read about history you might want to keep looking Droit Musulman, Vol. 1: Recueil de Lois Concernant Les Musulmans Schyites (Classic Reprint) policy costs too much Public support is shaky Even the greatest successes often didn’t feel that way at the time           Sestanovich explores the dramatic results of American global L'islam et la femme primacy built on these anxious foundations recounting cycles of overcommitment and underperformance highs of achievement and confidence followed by lows of doubt We may think there was a time when America’s international role reflected bipartisan unity Droit musulman. Des successions. Du statut personnel et des successions - Tome 2: d'après les différents rites et plus particulièrement d'après le rite hanafite policy continuity and a uniue ability to work with others but Maximalist tells a different story one of divided administrations and divisive decision making of c This is simply a fabulous book It was well written and has a clear structure Anyone interested in learning about American foreign relations since WWII must read this book Not much analysis though so if you don't want to just read about history you might want to keep looking

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Lashes with friends and allies of regular attempts to set a new direction Doing too much has always been followed by doing too little and vice versa Maximalist unearths the backroom stories and personalities that bring American foreign policy to life Who knew how hard Lyndon Johnson fought to stay out of the war in Vietnam or how often Henry Kissinger ridiculed the idea of visiting China Who remembers that George Bush Sr found Ronald Reagan’s diplomacy too passive or that Bush Jr considered Bill Clinton’s too active Leaders and scoundrels alike emerge from this retelling in sharper focus than ever before Sestanovich finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic prese A tour de force of American presidents and how they conduct foreign policy It really makes you think about how presidents eventually view the importance of foreign policy in their administrations Contingency in a Sacred Law: Legal and Ethical Norms in the Muslim Fiqh personalities that bring American foreign Fondamentalismes, intégrismes : Une menace pour les droits de l'homme policy to life Who knew how hard Lyndon Johnson fought to stay out of the war in Vietnam or how often Henry Kissinger ridiculed the idea of visiting China Who remembers that George Bush Sr found Ronald Reagan’s diplomacy too Etude Sur La Theorie Du Droit Musulman, Volume 1 - Primary Source Edition passive or that Bush Jr considered Bill Clinton’s too active Leaders and scoundrels alike emerge from this retelling in sharper focus than ever before Sestanovich finds lessons in the Le contrat d'entreprise en droit arabe: cas de l'Égypte: avec les dispositions des principaux codes arabes en différentes langues past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic Observance des Droits de Dieu (l') prese A tour de force of American L'Empire ottoman et l'Europe (TEMPUS t. 697) presidents and how they conduct foreign La Mecque : Des origines à nos jours policy It really makes you think about how L'Islam pour les Nuls poche presidents eventually view the importance of foreign Histoire du Proche-Orient contemporain (Repères t. 654) policy in their administrations