What I’m Reading: “The Limits of Power – The End of American Exceptionalism” by Andrew J. Bacevich

For my next selection, I decided to get back to that pesky new year’s resolution and pick up some more non-fiction.  After the make-believe horror of The Island of Dr. Moreau, I’m now about two dozen pages deep into the real-life horror of American foreign policy, courtesy of Andrew J. Bacevich’s The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism.  Bacevich’s work, published last year, attempts to explain how the political, economic, and cultural trends of the past thirty years have all conspired to create an American ethos of complacency and consumption that has led us directly to the myriad crises, both foreign and domestic, facing our nation today.  So far, it’s fascinating.  This might be the first non-fiction book since graduation that I read with a hi-liter.  Stay tuned!

limitsofamerican~ T

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