thoughts on politics

September 29, 2008

The Limits of Power: Andrew J. Bacevich

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I found this interview on TV this afternoon, and was floored. It’s as if this man, Andrew Bacevich, understands everything I have sensed about the meaning of America, the problems in our politics, the reasons why our pre-emptive war doctrine is wrong at its core, but can elicit it better than I could ever imagine.

I encourage everyone to watch this interview in full; watch the first five minutes at least and see if you like it. The second half can be found on PBS’ website here. I recently reached my credit card’s promised land, earning a $25 gift card for amazon. I’ve been trying to decide what to buy with it, and I was leaning toward buying some Space Ghost Coast to Coast DVDs, but this guy has a book out, and it’s going down for me.

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3 Comments »

  1. Hey if you want that book I have it, I had to buy it for class. Just let me know. -Chris

    Comment by Chris C. — October 3, 2008 @ 11:40 am | Reply

  2. They just put out an audiobook version on audible.com. If you use http://www.audible.com/twit2/ you get can two free books from them. One of the books I got was this one and it is, by far, the most powerful political books written in many, many years.

    Comment by will — October 11, 2008 @ 7:39 pm | Reply

  3. […] even seriously pursue this objective remains to be seen.  (spoiler: he won’t.) Since reading Bacevich’s book, I’ve realized how historically tilted toward conflict United States foreign policy is, […]

    Pingback by Time for Obama’s troop surge « thoughts on politics — December 11, 2008 @ 8:26 am | Reply


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