After Words with Andrew Bacevitch

Andrew Bacevich talked about his book The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (Metropolitan Books; August 5, 2008). In his… read more

Andrew Bacevich talked about his book The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (Metropolitan Books; August 5, 2008). In his book he argues that the United States is headed down the road to ruin because of its willingness to live beyond its means and to engage in endless war to preserve its power. Professor Bacevich says that to reverse the trend, the U.S. must realize the limits of its power and act more responsibly. The guest interviewer was Ivan Eland.

Andrew J. Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of colonel. He is the author of The New American Militarism, among other books. His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

Ivan Eland is a senior fellow at the Independent Institute and director of the Institute’s Center on Peace and Liberty. Mr. Eland is most recently the author of The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed.

On screen date is 10/10/2008. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Andrew J. Bacevich Professor Boston University->International Relations Department
  • Ivan Eland Senior Fellow and Director Independent Institute->Center on Peace and Liberty

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Oct 25, 2008
Last Aired:
Oct 27, 2008

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  • Oct 25, 2008 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 26, 2008 | 6:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Oct 27, 2008 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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