War and the American Presidency

War and the American Presidency

Book - 2004
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The gravest decision in a democracy is the one to go to war. Describing unilateralism as the oldest doctrine in American history, Schlesinger nevertheless warns of the dangers posed by the fatal turn in US policy from deterrence and containment to preventive war. He writes powerfully about George W. Bush's expansion of presidential power and the revived Imperial Presidency (a phrase Schlesinger invented). He reminds Americans of their distinguished legacy of patriotism through dissent in wartime, calling on them to honour that tradition even in the face of their need for security. He reminds us of the inscrutability of history.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393060027
0393060020
Branch Call Number: 327.16097 Sch38W 2004
Characteristics: xvi, 160 p. ; 22 cm

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