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  • Author:
    Clyde V. Prestowitz
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    0465062806
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    978-0465062805
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    Basic Books; Reprint edition (May 12, 2004)
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    352 pages
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Clyde Prestowitz is President of the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, . With this insight, he writes a lucid and thoughtful book on the failures of US foreign policy, and illustrates the causes (almost always domestic) of these failures.

Clyde Prestowitz is President of the Economic Strategy Institute in Washington, . and is the author of Trading Places and Rogue Nation. He lives in Potomac, Maryland. Though published in 2003 during the Bush administration, this book is in no way a condemnation of the Bush administration.

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Because Americans believe in the universality of Americanism, they don’t see themselves as being better or more sacred so much as being in the vanguard.Because Americans believe in the universality of Americanism, they don’t see themselves as being better or more sacred so much as being in the vanguard. The nice thing about this religion is that it is a kind of super church that anyone can join regardless of other beliefs or associations. Indeed, the chief reason Americans are blind to their own empire is their implicit belief that every human being is a potential American, and that his or her present national or cultural affiliations are an unfortunate but reversible accident.

Despite our stated good intentions-the causes of justice and democracy-we have become the world's largest rogue nation. The Bush administration did not invent the American tradition of unilateralism, but, Clyde Prestowitz argues, they have taken it to unprecedented heights. Rogue Nation explores the historical roots of the unilateral impulse and shows how it helps shape American foreign policy in every important area: trade and economic policy, arms control, energy, environment, drug trafficking, agriculture.

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Prestowitz explores the historical roots of the unilateral impulse and shows how it now influences every important area of American foreign policy. Even now, when the need for multilateral action has never been greater, we continue to act contrary to international law, custom, and our own best interests. written with great detail and with sources always noted this book leaves no doubt as to the corruption and misdoings of our government or that you can ignore documented truth very well if you don't. Rogue nation: American unilateralism and the failure of good intentions.

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America's democratic ideals have long been the hope of the world, but our allies increasingly see us as abandoning those ideals. It's not hard to understand why. In the months before 9/11, the United States walked away from a number of international treaties including the Kyoto Accord. After the attack, the United States turned a cold shoulder to NATO's offers to assist with the invasion of Afghanistan, unilaterally terminated the ABM treaty, and actively opposed the creation of an International Criminal Court. Then came the war on Iraq, begun despite the clear refusal of the United Nations Security Council to authorize an invasion.Obsessed with our own immediate military and economic security, we now deem institutions like NATO and the UN irrelevant. We have abandoned containment for a policy of preventive attacks on potential threats. More and more, we act alone, with little regard for the needs and goals of other nations.Rogue Nation is not an argument against American dominance or the exercise of American power. It's an argument against stupidity, arrogance, and ignorance in the exercise of power. Prestowitz explores the historical roots of the unilateral impulse and shows how it now influences every important area of American foreign policy. Even now, when the need for multilateral action has never been greater, we continue to act contrary to international law, custom, and our own best interests.

Nalmezar
The author of this book served in the federal government during the Reagan administration in several capacities that involved him in the development and execution of US foreign policy, such as trade negotiator. With this insight, he writes a lucid and thoughtful book on the failures of US foreign policy, and illustrates the causes (almost always domestic) of these failures. Though published in 2003 during the Bush administration, this book is in no way a condemnation of the Bush administration. Instead, the author traces events back to the advent of the Cold War, and examines misguided and often unconstitutional US policies on the Korean peninsula during the 1950's, in Iran to topple Mossadegh, in Chile that led to Pinochet, and continues on thru the United Fruit Company's escapades in Central America, the continual US occupation of Japan, and the Israeli - Palestinian conflict. Equal blame is laid around on both Democratic and Republican presidents. Most importantly, the author correctly and rightly singles out ex-Senator Jesse Helms and his success in derailing numerous treaties in the US Senate, such as the Ban on Landmines. This book is also excellent in pointing out the faults present in neo-liberalism and neo-conservatism, and how practicioners of both are really radicals. Overall, a great book and a very readable primer on the causes behind America's current problems around the globe.
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This book is not for those who believe America SHOULD be the world's biggest bully, or those who think that 'winning' means America pushing others around to satisfy our desires. These people (we all know a few of them!) will not appreciate the fact that the author attacks America's smug, self-satisfied vision of itself. Prestowitz documents a history of arrogance, duplicity, hypocrisy, bullying, vacillation, whim, and other behaviors that used to be considered faults or flaws. (Despite his "conservative" credentials he may or may not get away with `criticizing America,' as he does in this volume. In a country studded with "I support President Bush and our troops" lawn signs it seems doubtful that most conservatives will accept his `defection' from O'Reilly/Coulter/Limbaugh orthodoxy.)
Prestowitz sees America as `something special.' He refers to America as a `shining city upon a hill', implying that America has more to offer the world than hamburger stands and superhighways. One of Prestowitz's more controversial theses is that the United States should be guided in its foreign policy by some form or another of ethics and by respect for foreign nations and for individual foreigners.
On the first page, Prestowitz states: "What troubles me, and has inspired my title, is that increasingly large numbers of people abroad...are beginning to see us ... as, in the words of Webster's dictionary, `no longer... belonging, not controllable or answerable, and with an unpredictable disposition.'" [Actually, the full definition of "rogue" appears in the head note: "No longer obedient, belonging or accepted, not controllable or answerable; deviant, having an abnormally savage or unpredictable disposition."]
As others have noted, most of this depressing book consists of documentation of America's "rogue" behavior. (For those unfamiliar with American history and who want to understand how the American dream has left the track, this book is fascinating.) Prestwick analyzes the issues of foreign policy arrogance, stupidity, and bureaucratic incompetence quite adequately.
However -- I thought it ironic that the author (who is an elder in the Presbyterian Church, a Calvinist denomination based on acceptance of predestination) seems unable or unwilling to admit that he is simply a spectator: a chronicler of an evolving epic tragedy. He seems to think something can be done to change the foreign policy the Federal Government -- and the special interests it serves -- is following.
In the last chapter, "City On A Hill", (in predictably American fashion), Prestwick asks the inevitable (and predictable) question: "What then is to be done?" (The option "nothing" is not offered - very American that!).
Prestwick posts a long laundry list of "we shoulds". This is the weakest part of the book, since it is obvious that almost none of them will be adopted. This is not because they are bad ideas (most in fact are quite sensible) -- but because neither those in power nor the special interests they represent will benefit from implementing them.
Still this is a well-written and interesting indictment.
Tolrajas
It is pretty easy to find books that trash American foreign policy. It is rare to get a perspective from someone like Prestowitz, who should, considering his background and pedigree, spout the expected jingoistic nonsense, but doesn't. My eyes often glaze over when I read a guy like Christopher Hedges froth at the mouth over America's misdeeds, but It gives me a jolt when I read it from conservative, Raganite-hawk, Prestowitz. Great read; insightful and honest. Like Hedges, he gives you a lot of coherent tools to bring into a debate.
Bine
"Rogue Nation" is a wholistic and incisive perspective of America as seen through the eyes of the Global Community. Through his unique background of international relations, travel, and culturally insigntful diplomacy, author Clyde Prestowitz offers the reader a cornucopia of masterful insights into how our present administration's preoccupation with fundamentalist Christian values and a unilateral quest for power, has cost American taxpayers billions of taxpayer dollars, and resulted in a catastrophic failure of our position of global leadership in the eyes of other nations.

For those individuals willing to think for themselves and consider the possibilities a renaissance as put forth in the American Constitution, I would challenge you to read this book. For those who still cling to the fog of reactive fear of 911, this book is a wake-up call for shifting into a new spirit of creative patiotrism. Such an awakening requires clear thinking, a driving motivation for moving ahead, and a clear vision for correcting our mistakes in the shifting sands of the emerging global community. This book is a corageous declaration of historical fact, and embodies a deep sense of patriotism. For anyone seeking to enrich and renew their spirit, this provocative book will provide a wealth of wisdom, and countless possibilities for creating a caring sharing America for present and future generations. Elliott Maynard, Ph.D., President, Arcos Cielos Research Center, Sedona, Arizona.