Beyond War

Beyond War : Reimagining America's Role and Ambitions in a New Middle East

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A groundbreaking look at America's role in the Middle East--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Rope and a Prayer Distilling eleven years of expert reporting for the New York Times, Reuters, and the Atlantic, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Rohde presents an incisive look at the calamitous privatization of the war on terror. Beyond War is a clarion call for change in American policies and attitudes toward a rapidly changing Middle East. Rohde argues that using lethal force is necessary at times, but economic growth and Muslim moderates --not American soldiers--will eradicate militancy in the long term. Vast mistakes have been made, but it is not too late. By scaling back our ambitions, focusing on economics and working with Muslim moderates, we will achieve more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 221 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 17.78mm | 199.58g
  • The Penguin Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0143125117
  • 9780143125112

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"The lesson that Rohde teaches... is important....[Rohde] expose(s) the deep contradiction between Washington's long experiment in slashing the civilian instruments of American power and its post-9/11 attempt to use those same instruments to remake the greater Middle East."
- The New York Times

"Exemplary...Sensible."
- The Daily Beast

"A reminder that there is a limit to what we can accomplish through force."
- Daily News
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"The lesson that Rohde teaches... is important....[Rohde] expose(s) the deep contradiction between Washington's long experiment in slashing the civilian instruments of American power and its post-9/11 attempt to use those same instruments to remake the greater Middle East."
- The New York Times "Exemplary...Sensible."
- The Daily Beast "A reminder that there is a limit to what we can accomplish through force."
- Daily News
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About MR David Rohde

David Rohde is a columnist for Reuters and the Atlantic. A former reporter for the New York Times, he is a two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the author of Endgame and, with Kristen Mulvihill, A Rope and a Prayer. He lives in New York City.
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2 14% (10)
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