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America's most distinguished commentator on foreign policy, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, offers a reasoned but unsparing assessment of the last three presidential administrations' foreign policy.

Though spanning less than two decades, these administrations covered a vitally important turning point in world history - the period in which the United States, having emerged from the cold war with unprecedented power and prestige, managed to squander both in a remarkably short time. This is a tale of decline: from the competent but conventional thinking of the first Bush administration, to the well-intentioned self-indulgence of the Clinton administration, to the mortgaging of America's future by the "suicidal statecraft" of the second Bush administration.

Brzezinski concludes with a chapter on how America can regain its lost prestige. This scholarly yet highly opinionated book is sure to be both controversial and influential.

©2007 Zbigniew Brzezinski; (P)2007 Tantor Media Inc.

Critic Reviews

"No one understands the interdependence of power and principle better than Zbigniew Brzezinski." (Jimmy Carter)
"Brilliantly provocative....Brzezinski covers a great deal of ground with dispatch and verve....His book is never less than exciting." (The New York Times Book Review)

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The Reclusive Shark

Why has not American public consult augured assiduous revitaliz-
action of American public projection? Why has American ethos
interrupted positively deserted extoll to cease it's artificial
penchants? Why has political suggestion failed to inure social
response?
Second Chance optimistically enjoins the axiomatic (and) the
controvertible principles by which American ethos thrives.
Clearly this book advances the (a) proposition that all
citizens equally protected provide for expendable (I.e. scato-
logical) elimination of their benefactor(s) and (b) that mis-
taken policies and actions cannot dissuade total victories;
America can lose ON IT'S OWN TERMS.
That American governance assertively capitulates from a
grandiosely artificial culture without augury of public
policy portends rapid political determinism across a neo-
communist regime. The American public fantasy that
mistakes (are) naturally God--given is a thought that does
not exist. A policy of expendable mistakes suicidally
admits to the absorption of its' liberty by other than
(natural) forces.
. Second Chance believes in benign political juggernaut
which (has) forfeited American legacy.