War on Peace by Ronan Farrow audiobook

War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

By Ronan Farrow
Read by Ronan Farrow

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10.90 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781721343584

A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership. American diplomacy is under siege. Offices across the State Department sit empty while abroad, the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We’re becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing account ranging from Washington, DC, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Korea in the years since 9/11, acclaimed journalist and former diplomat Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His firsthand experience in the State Department affords a personal look at some of the last standard-bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Farrow’s narrative is richly informed by interviews with whistle-blowers, policymakers, and a warlord, from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, shortsightedness, and outright malice - but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war.

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New York Times bestseller

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A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership.

American diplomacy is under siege. Offices across the State Department sit empty while abroad, the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We’re becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later.

In an astonishing account ranging from Washington, DC, to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and North Korea in the years since 9/11, acclaimed journalist and former diplomat Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His firsthand experience in the State Department affords a personal look at some of the last standard-bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Farrow’s narrative is richly informed by interviews with whistle-blowers, policymakers, and a warlord, from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, shortsightedness, and outright malice - but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dogged research and persuasive argument…Farrow brings to his book astonishing access…[from] an indefatigable and imaginative reporter.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“Farrow draws on both government experience and fresh reporting to offer a lament for the plight of America’s diplomats―and an argument for why it matters…His wry voice and storytelling take work that is often grueling and dull and make it seem…vividly human.” New York Times
“Offers lively writing, astute commentary, and plenty of great stories, laced through with passion and outrage…Farrow is a natural storyteller.” Washington Post
“Has the United States turned its back on diplomacy, and on its diplomats? And if so, at what cost? Farrow makes a good case that we have and that the cost will be high…He captures extraordinarily well what the work of diplomacy means.” San Francisco Chronicle

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Author Bio: Ronan Farrow

Author Bio: Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow is an investigative journalist who writes for the New Yorker and makes documentaries for HBO. He is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the George Polk Award, and the National Magazine Award, among other commendations, and has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. He has been an anchor and reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, and his writing has appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. A series of stories he wrote in 2017 exposed the first allegations of sexual assault against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein. Prior to his work as a journalist, he served as a State Department official in Afghanistan and Pakistan and reported to the Secretary of State as a senior official focused on youth uprisings. He is a Yale Law School-educated attorney and studied at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 10.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English