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Author Beinart, Peter.

Title The Icarus syndrome : a history of American hubris / Peter Beinart.

Imprint New York : Harper, c2010.

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 Moore Stacks  E183.7 .B43 2010    Available  ---
Edition 1st ed.
Description viii, 482 p. ; 24 cm.
Note "A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. I. The hubris of reason. A scientific peace ; The frightening dwarf ; Twice-born ; I didn't say it was good -- Pt. II. The hubris of toughness. The murder of sheep ; The problem with men ; Saving Sarkhan ; Things are in the saddle ; Liberation ; The scold ; Fighting with rabbits ; If there is a bear? -- Pt. III. The hubris of dominance. Nothing is consummated ; Fukuyama's escalator ; Fathers and sons ; Small ball ; The opportunity ; The romantic bully ; I'm delighted to see Mr. Bourne ; The beautiful lie.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations.
United States -- Military policy.
Icarus (Greek mythological character)
National characteristics, American.
Pride and vanity -- Political aspects -- United States.
Ambition -- Political aspects -- United States.
Tragedy -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 9780061456466
0061456462