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by Robert G. Kaufman

eBook In Defense of the Bush Doctrine epub
  • ISBN: 0813191858
  • Author: Robert G. Kaufman
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky (March 1, 2008)
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • ePUB size: 1219 kb
  • FB2 size 1932 kb
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Kaufman offers a much needed, well-reasoned defense of the present Bush doctrine in the Middle East.

Kaufman offers a much needed, well-reasoned defense of the present Bush doctrine in the Middle East. As Kaufman shows, for all the heartbreak in our present efforts in Iraq, ultimately it remains the best practical and moral course to foster some third way other than either autocracy or theocracy. ―Victor Davis Hanson, author of A War Like No Other: How the Athenians and Spart. Robert Kaufman's short and provocative book provides and interesting and timely defense of what is perhaps become one of the most contentious concepts in international politics.

Kaufman connects the Bush Doctrine and current issues in American foreign policy, such as how the . should deal with China, to the deeper tradition of American diplomacy.

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Started: March 8, 2006 Finished: March 10, 2008, Revised: March 13, 2008 Robert G. Kaufman's "In Defense of the Bush Doctrine" is an extremely well written book that should be read and kept nearby the desks of all policy makers in the United States because it gives an in-depth critique of the many ways of dealing with international relations throughout th. I am most of the way through this book and have been impressed by its clear, readily understood prose and its t sentences explaining the various foreign policies that the . has embraced and the proofs of their failure or success with the reasons why. Quite Ironically, the epilogue, which was added at the end of the book, after it had already gone to the publishers, in 2006, appears to be a partial apologia on behalf of the author. While he still obstinately refused to acknowledge the sheer folly and shortsightedness of the invasion of Iraq, he backed off from his initial assertions that the . was in control of the situation, even going as far as recommending withdrawal.

Washington Times ""In this excellent new book, Kaufman describes the Bush approach to foreign policy as the latest example .

Washington Times ""In this excellent new book, Kaufman describes the Bush approach to foreign policy as the latest example of what he calls 'moral democratic realism,' an approach he attributes to FDR, Truman, and Reagan as well. About Robert G. Robert G. Kaufman, professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, is a former Bradley Scholar and current adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation.

The Bush Doctrine refers to various related foreign policy principles of the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush. These principles include unilateralism and the use of preemptive war. Charles Krauthammer first used the phrase in June 2001 to describe the Bush Administration's "unilaterally withdrawing from the ABM treaty and rejecting the Kyoto protocol.

Robert Kaufman, author of In Defense of the Bush Doctrine, debated the merits of President George W. Bush’s foreign policy and nation building with Jacob Hornberger, founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation. They also responded to questions from members of the audience. Brian Calle moderated. Nation Building and the Bush Doctrine: Good or Bad for America? was a debate held at FreedomFest, a libertarian conference held annually at Bally’s in Las Vegas. Closed Captioning Record People Graphical Timeline.

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, shattered the prevalent optimism in the United States that had blossomed during the tranquil and prosperous 1990s, when democracy seemed triumphant and catastrophic wars were a relic of the past. President George W. Bush responded with a bold and controversial grand strategy for waging a preemptive Global War on Terror, which has ignited passionate debate about the purposes of American power and the nation's proper role in the world.In Defense of the Bush Doctrine offers a vigorous argument for the principles of moral democratic realism that inspired the Bush administration's policy of regime change in Iraq. The Bush Doctrine rests on two main pillars―the inadequacy of deterrence and containment strategies when dealing with terrorists and rogue regimes, and the culture of tyranny in the Middle East, which spawns aggressive secular and religious despotisms.Two key premises shape Kaufman's case for the Bush Doctrine's conformity with moral democratic realism. The first is the fundamental purpose of American foreign policy since its inception: to ensure the integrity and vitality of a free society "founded upon the dignity and worth of the individual." The second premise is that the cardinal virtue of prudence (the right reason about things to be done) must be the standard for determining the best practicable American grand strategy.In Defense of the Bush Doctrine provides a broader historical context for the post–September 11 American foreign policy that will transform world politics well into the future. Kaufman connects the Bush Doctrine and current issues in American foreign policy, such as how the U.S. should deal with China, to the deeper tradition of American diplomacy. Drawing from positive lessons as well as cautionary tales from the past, Kaufman concludes that moral democratic realism offers the most compelling framework for American grand strategy, as it expands the democratic zone of peace and minimizes the number and gravity of threats the United States faces in the modern world.
Comments: (7)
Vudomuro
Kaufman set out to defend Bush's decisions leading up and continuing through the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and he successfully did so by employing counter-arguments to different schools of thought in foreign policy. By using past administrations as examples of these types of foreign policies, Kaufman is able to convey why he believes what George W. Bush did was appropriate and the best course of action given the domestic and abroad circumstances at the time.
Darkraven
We need more fine books like this to defend president Bush. He is one of the most under-rated presidents. I highly recommend Mr Kaufman's study.
Gashakar
Kaufman's book sets out to defend the "indefensible" and does a pretty good job of it. He answers some of the more common criticisms of the Bush Doctrine, all the while reminding us (as we are apt to forget) that the situation looked very different in 2002-2003 than it does now. He explores some of the alternatives to it, such as multilateralism, and reminds us with recourse to history (without any egregious examples of anecdotal cherry-picking) that most of them have serious drawbacks as well. Some of the book's strong points were also incident to its flaws; for instance in reminding us how the world looked in 2002-2003 he becomes wedded to an international and diplomatic snapshot that has since changed, namely our relationship with Germany and France after the succession of Merkel and Sarkozy, respectively. On the whole a solid and important book.
Xangeo
Any review written on this site will receive an ad hominem attack. I therefore will refrain from any future opinions or reviews since the political correct liberals know no bounds
Gaeuney
I am most of the way through this book and have been impressed by its clear, readily understood prose and its straight-to-the-point sentences explaining the various foreign policies that the U.S. has embraced and the proofs of their failure or success with the reasons why. Naming and explaining one by one the foreign policy schools of thought and their proponents, as the author does in the first part of the book, was helpful in placing the current Bush doctrine in an historic context. The author then describes the Bush policy as, on the one hand, vigorous encouragement of the growth of stable, liberal democracies -- because stable, liberal democracies historically do not fight each other -- and, on the other hand, vigorous opposition to totalitarian regimes that deny freedom to their oppressed populations -- because oppressive regimes historically have defiantly ignored negotiated agreements of peace. Ironic that this book is available just as the tide of our miltary success in Iraq and public opinion at home and abroad is seen to be turning. Short and important, this book should be on everyone's coffee table.
Adrielmeena
I found the book helpful, though not without its short-comings. It offered better military and foreign policy explanations and historical context for its position than I have ever heard, and it offered plenty of pro-Bush rhetoric, too. About the comments on this site from those who didn't like it, I am still not entirely sure where I stand on the issue, so I am very interested in thoughtful arguments either way. However, simple disparagement and mindless nay saying do not qualify as "thoughtful" or "argument." It is simply a display inane bias and is helpful to no one who is wondering whether to purchase a certain work. So, try this: When writing a comment about a book, please, at least attempt to make an intelligent, cogent argument for your position, or shut the #%& up!!
Eta
Great book for an alternative perspective of the Iraq war.
Highly recommended.
enough facts and analysis to give the reader a platform for understanding current events, and more important, an insight into the intillectual requirements for developing policy
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