Dangerous history

Lind, Michael
November 2007
Prospect;Nov2007, Issue 140, p28
An essay is presented on the book "Dangerous Nation," by Robert Kagan. The author suggests that the book promotes neoconservative foreign policy by using historical examples. He comments that Kagan promotes the Iraq War as being based on moral principles rather than national self-interest. He suggests historians interpret foreign policy as either a reaction to security threats or social dynamics and that Kagan's comparisons are unfounded.


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