How did a man once mocked for knowing little about the world come to be a foreign policy revolutionary? In America Unbound, Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay dismiss claims that neoconservatives have captured the heart and mind of the president. They show that George W. Bush has been no ones puppet. He has been a strong and decisive leader with a coherent worldview that was evident even during the 2000 presidential campaign.
Daalder and Lindsay caution that the Bush revolution comes with significant risks. Raw power alone is not enough to preserve and extend Americas security and prosperity in the modern world. The United States often needs the help of others to meet the challenges it faces overseas. But Bushs revolutionary impulse has stirred great resentment abroad. At some point, Daalder and Lindsay warn, Bush could find that Americas friends and allies refuse to follow his lead. America will then stand alonea great power unable to achieve its most important goals....Continua