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Book:Running the world : the inside story of the National Security Council and the architects of American power / by David J. Rothkopf.:2006.:Paperback edition Book Running the world : the inside story of the National Security Council and the architects of American power / by David J. Rothkopf.
Running the world : the inside story of the National Security Council and the architects of American power / by David J. Rothkopf.
Author: Rothkopf, David J 1955-
Publication year: 2006.
Language: English
Call Number UA23.15 .R572 2006
Media class: Book
Edition: Paperback edition
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs,
ISBN: 9781586484231 1586484230
Notes:
Originally published: New York : PublicAffairs, 2005.
Extent: xix, 554 p. ; 21 cm.
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The people at the top of American national security establishment, the President and his principal advisors, the core team at the helm of the National Security Council, are the most powerful committee in the history of the world.Yet, in many respects, they are among the least understood. David Rothkopf served with and knows personally many of the NSC's key players of the past twenty-five years. In this book he pulls back the curtain on this shadowy world to explore its inner workings, its people, their relationships, their contributions and the occasions when they have gone wrong. He traces the group's evolution from the final days of the Second World War to the post-Cold War realities of global terror, exploring its triumphs, its human dramas and most recently, what many consider to be its breakdown at a time when we needed it most. Drawing on an extraordinary series of insider interviews with policy makers including Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell, Henry Kissinger, senior officials of the Bush Administration, and over 130 others, the book offers unprecedented insights into what must change if America is to maintain its unprecedented worldwide leadership in decades ahead--Publisher's description.
1. The committee in charge of running the world -- 2. Washington's choice -- 3. Greatness thrust upon them -- 4. Gulliver embarks : leaders, leadership, and the difference between the two -- 5. Bound in Lilliput -- 6. America in decline, the NSC ascendant -- 7. A superpower in search of itself -- 8. Morning in America, twilight at the NSC -- 9. Across a bright line in history -- 10. The new, improved, post-Cold War, information-age, indispensable nation -- 11. The beginning of the end of the end of history -- 12. A thumb on the scales : tipping the balance in the battle between the traditionalists and the transformationalists -- 13. U.S. foreign policy in the age of ambiguity.

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