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Strategic Vision

Nonfiction: Political Science / International Relations / Diplomacy
Unabridged   6.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 01/24/2012

Strategic Vision

America and the Crisis of Global Power

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Audio CD ISBN:9781611746396
Digital Download ISBN:9781611746402


“One of the nation’s most important voices on foreign policy” (The Washington Post) presents a blueprint for keeping America economically vital, responsibly powerful, and globally engaged in a time of immense change.

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Product Description

In 1991, the United States was the only global superpower. It seemed that the 21st century, like the 20th, would belong to America. Then came the stock market bubble, the costly foreign unilateralism of the younger Bush presidency, and the financial catastrophe of 2008. Meanwhile, China was rising and the Middle East was awakening politically. Today it is clear that America is vulnerable—to domestic and international decline and unregulated greed.

Speaking from decades of experience, Brzezinski considers the implications of the changing distribution of global power, ponders why America’s global appeal is waning, speculates on the likely geopolitical consequences if America declines by 2025 (will China assume America’s central role in world affairs?), and describes a vision of a resurgent America: responsive to challenges, strategically deliberate, and historically enlightened in its global engagement with the new East.


“A clear-eyed, sharp-tongued assessment of this hinge moment in time.”
      —New York Times

“Brzezinski’s latest book reflects his talent for unraveling complex historical issues and his strength in advocating long-term solutions for them.”
      —Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President

“An estute, elegant appraisal of the waning of America’s ‘global appeal’ and the severe consequences of the shifting of power from West to East. . . . Brzezinski provides a powerful cautionary tale. . . . An urgent call for ‘historic renewal’ by one of America’s sharpest minds.”
      —Kirkus Reviews

“A much-needed wake-up call regarding the international repercussions if America fails to address its multiple domestic crises successfully. . . . Thoughtful—and, as usual, provocative and timely.”
      —Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense

“[An] elaborately woven plot serves the story well, peppering the novel with moments of lingering beauty and shocking violence.”
      —Publishers Weekly

Author Bio

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI, formerly President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor, is a counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and professor of foreign policy at Johns Hopkins University. His many books include the NY Times bestsellers Second Chance and The Choice.

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