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The Icarus Syndrome

A History of American Hubris

by Peter Beinart

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Chronicles three examples of flawed U.S. foreign policy that led to unwise and misguided military actions, describing how World War I, the Vietnam War, and the Iraq War, each intended to remake the world according to the views of America's leaders, instead resulted in tragedy.

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