March 23, 2011

Understanding the Limits of American Power

Christopher Preble, World Politics Review

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The growing gap between those in Washington who make our policies, and the taxpayers and troops who pay the price of carrying them out, should be of particular concern to the proponents of smart power. The damage from a populist backlash against Washington's interventionism, should it come, will seriously erode our ability to pursue that rightly celebrated approach.

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