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    DescriptionHopes for a new peaceful international order after the end of the Cold War have been dashed by sobering realities: Great powers are once again competing for honor and influence. The world remains "unipolar," but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict, and a new contest between western liberalism and the great eastern autocracies of Russia and China has reinjected ideology into geopolitics. For the past few years, the liberal world has been internally divided and distracted by issues both profound and petty. Now, in The Return of History and the End of Dreams, Robert Kagan masterfully poses the most important questions facing the liberal democratic countries, challenging them to choose whether they want to shape history or let others shape it for them.


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    Title
    The Return of History and the End of Dreams
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Kagan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 115
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 136 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780307389886
    ISBN 10: 030738988X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC21: 909.82
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    B&T General Subject: 650
    DC22: 909.82
    Abridged Dewey: 327
    BISAC V2.8: POL012000, POL011000
    B&T Approval Code: A10170000
    LC classification: JZ
    B&T Approval Code: A43120000
    Publisher
    Vintage Books USA
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books USA
    Publication date
    05 May 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Robert Kagan is senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, transatlantic fellow at the German Marshall Fund, and a columnist for The Washington Post. He is also the author of A Twilight Struggle: American Power and Nicaragua, 1977-1990, and editor, with William Kristol, of Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy. Kagan served in the U.S. State Department from 1984 to 1988. He lives in Brussels with his family.
    Review quote
    "Brief and wonderfully argued. . . . [Kagan] has a message for Americans of all political stripes." --"The New York Times Book Review""Important, timely, and superbly written. Robert Kagan shows that the 'end of history' was an illusion. . . . A wake-up call." --Senator John McCain"Bracing. . . . Extraordinarily rich and suggestive." --"Commentary""Robert Kagan is the reigning pundit of great power politics." --"Times Literary Supplemen""Robert Kagan has once again written a provocative, thoughtful, and vitally important book that will reshape the way we think about the world."--Senator Joseph Lieberman"An eloquent, powerful, disturbing, but ultimately hopeful view of the emerging balance of power in the world-and America's proper role in it. Kagan's views will be an essential part of the debate that will shape our next president's foreign policy."--Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations"Robert Kagan gives us a picture of the world today in all its complexity and its simplicity. This is a world where America is dominant but cannot dominate, where the struggle for power and prestige goes on as it always has. Power is at the service of ideas, but the key ideas are also ideas about power: democracy and autocracy. All this in a hundred pages, with style, energy and panache."--Robert Cooper, Director-General for External and Politico-Military Affairs at the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union