The Right War?: The Conservative Debate on Iraq

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Gary Rosen
Cambridge University Press, 2005 M08 8 - 254 páginas
To declare oneself a conservative in American foreign policy is to enter immediately into a fractious, long-standing debate. Should America retreat from the world, deal with the world as it is, or try to transform it in its own image? Which school of thought - traditionalist, realist, or neoconservative - is closest to the country's ideals and interests? With the dramatic shift in American foreign policy since 9/11, these differences have been brought into stark relief, especially by the Bush administration's decision to go to war in Iraq. This book brings together the most articulate and influential voices in the debate among conservatives over the tactics and strategy of America's engagement in Iraq. The collection runs the gamut from protests to second thoughts to full-throated endorsements. The contributors are major conservative spokesmen whose ideological influences have a role in guiding the Bush administration as it formulates its policy goals for Iraq.
 

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Iraqs Future and Ours
7
The Right War for the Right Reasons
18
Iraq Losing the American Way
36
Intervention With a Vision
49
An End to Illusion
54
Quitters
57
A More Humble Hawk Crisis of Confidence
63
Time for Bush to See the Realities of Iraq
67
A Time for Reckoning Ten Lessons to Take Away from Iraq
96
World War IV How It Started What It Means and Why We Have to Win
102
The Neoconservative Moment
170
In Defense of Democratic Realism
186
Stay the Course Is Not Enough
201
Realisms Shining Morality
204
Has Iraq Weakened Us?
212
Democracy and the Bush Doctrine
222

Iraq May Survive but the Dream Is Dead
70
The Perils of Hegemony
73
Like Its 1999 How We Could Have Done It Right
87
Reality Check This Is War In Modern Imperialism US Needs to Walk Softly
91
A Time for Humility
233
Birth of a Democracy
237
Index
245
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Gary Rosen is the managing editor of Commentary Magazine. He holds a PhD in political science from Harvard and is the author of American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of Founding. His articles and reviews have appeared in Commentary, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. His television appearances include MSNBC, the BBC, C-Span, and the History Channel. He is the former senior editor of the Manhattan Institute's City Journal.

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