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The Resource The jungle grows back : America and our imperiled world, Robert Kagan

The jungle grows back : America and our imperiled world, Robert Kagan

Label
The jungle grows back : America and our imperiled world
Title
The jungle grows back
Title remainder
America and our imperiled world
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kagan
Creator
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A brilliant and visionary argument for America's role as an enforcer of peace and order throughout the world--and what is likely to happen if we withdraw and focus our attention inward. Recent years have brought deeply disturbing developments around the globe. American sentiment seems to be leaning increasingly toward withdrawal in the face of such disarray. In this powerful, urgent essay, Robert Kagan elucidates the reasons why American withdrawal or a selfish unilateralism would be the worst possible response, based on a fundamental and dangerous misreading of the world. Our belief in the inevitability of progress and the 'end of history' has been an illusion. The freedom, prosperity, and general peace the world has enjoyed for decades are threatened today by natural and eternal forces of human nature and the international system that, like a jungle, constantly seek to undermine and overwhelm all that we have accomplished. To preserve our way of life, we have to push back. Those who argue for accepting the world 'as it is' have no idea what that world really looks like: how dangerous things can get and how quickly they fall apart. They fundamentally misunderstand the essential role America has played for decades in keeping the world from returning to its violent and bloody past. A true realism, Kagan argues, means understanding that the historical norm has always been toward chaos--that the jungle will always grow back, if we let it."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kagan, Robert
Dewey number
327.73009/04
Index
no index present
LC call number
E744
LC item number
.K147 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • World politics
  • World politics
  • Security, International
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Security, International
  • World politics
  • United States
Label
The jungle grows back : America and our imperiled world, Robert Kagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1027812525
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780525521655
Lccn
2018011882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1027812525
  • (OCoLC)1027812525
Label
The jungle grows back : America and our imperiled world, Robert Kagan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [167]-179)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1027812525
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
179 pages
Isbn
9780525521655
Lccn
2018011882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1027812525
  • (OCoLC)1027812525

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