The Return of History and the End of Dreams by Robert Kagan audiobook

The Return of History and the End of Dreams

By Robert Kagan
Read by Holter Graham

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Post-Cold War, the world remains "unipolar," but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict. Communism is dead, but a new contest between western liberalism and the great eastern autocracies of Russia and China has reinjected ideology into geopolitics. Radical Islamists are waging a violent struggle against the modern secular cultures and powers that, in their view, have dominated, penetrated, and polluted their Islamic world. The grand expectation that the world would enter an era of international geopolitical convergence has proven wrong. Kagan poses the most important questions facing the liberal democratic countries, challenging them to choose whether they want to shape history or let others shape it for them.

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Summary

Summary

Post-Cold War, the world remains "unipolar," but international competition among the United States, Russia, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Iran raise new threats of regional conflict. Communism is dead, but a new contest between western liberalism and the great eastern autocracies of Russia and China has reinjected ideology into geopolitics. Radical Islamists are waging a violent struggle against the modern secular cultures and powers that, in their view, have dominated, penetrated, and polluted their Islamic world. The grand expectation that the world would enter an era of international geopolitical convergence has proven wrong. Kagan poses the most important questions facing the liberal democratic countries, challenging them to choose whether they want to shape history or let others shape it for them.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A brief and wonderfully argued volume…that has a message for Americans of all political stripes. ” New York Times Book Review
“Intensely interesting and lucid…Written with exemplary clarity and profound good sense, it reads like a briefing paper for the next president of the United States, and as such it is indispensable reading—not just for McCain or Obama but for everyone interested in the uncertain and fragile near future of the world.” Barnes & Noble, editorial review
“[A] stirring treatise on post-Cold War politics…Kagan’s well-considered message will resonate with history buffs and current-affairs junkies looking for the latest in neocon thought.” Publishers Weekly
“Holter Graham narrates with authority but without artifice or too much gravitas, which would be all too easy. He varies his cadence to emphasize points and to allow the listener to catch up with the concepts.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Robert Kagan

Author Bio: Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan is senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a columnist for the Washington Post. He is also the author of The Return of History and the End of Dreams, Dangerous Nation, Of Paradise and Power, and A Twilight Struggle. He served in the US State Department from 1984 to 1988. He lives in Virginia with his wife and children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 3.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English