War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence

by Farrow, Ronan, 1987-

Format: Large Print 2018
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction LP 327.73 FARROW
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Non Fiction
Call Number  LP 327.73 FARROW
A New York Times BestsellerUS foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America's place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America's deals and protect its citizens around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We're becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later.In an astonishing journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth ― Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them ― acclaimed investigative journalist Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His firsthand experience as a former State Department official affords a personal look at some of the last standard bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan.Drawing on newly unearthed documents, and richly informed by rare interviews with warlords, whistle-blowers, and policymakers ― including every living former secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton to Rex Tillerson ― War on Peace makes a powerful case for an endangered profession. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, shortsightedness, and outright malice ― but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war.
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Series Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction.
Subjects United States. -- Department of State.
Large type books.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
United States -- Foreign relations administration.
Publisher Farmington Hills, Mich :2018
Edition Large print edition.
Language English
Description 657 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-653).
ISBN 9781432859343
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