The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World

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“Tell me something I don’t know!” a reader might be yelling during the repetitive read of this book. While it is amazing to read a neoconservative railing against authoritarian regimes, the novelty quickly wears off as the author repeats popular history that any literary person already knows. He gets it wrong, too. Some authoritarian regimes are lumped together in order to make the point that when populations cry for decisive leadership, they are ignoring the subtlety of world politics.

New-world order was created after WWII with the United States being thrust into a leadership position. The author warns that by relinquishing that position for nationalism and an America-First policy, we are risking our position in the world and the future of democracy. “New-world order” is used profligately throughout this book and the reader yearns for synonyms that might vary the syntax of the book. For anyone unfamiliar with world history in the present era, this book may be useful and lead to a larger view of the essential place for US leadership in the world today.

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Author Robert Kagan
Star Count 3/5
Format Hard
Page Count 180 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2018-Sep-18
ISBN 9780525521655
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Issue February 2019
Category Current Events & Politics


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