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This book provides context for our present situation. Clearly we have lost sight of the challenges before us. They are lost in morass of personal politics.
What did you love best about Foreign Policy Begins at Home?
While the book started out a bit slowly, Richard Haass does a great job at laying out clearly and succinctly the problems facing our country today. He details our current foreign policy strategy, and where we should take it, before moving into the domestic side of the puzzle. All issues addressed are, when thought about, pretty much common sense common sense. Should be required reading for all our politicians.
What did you like best about this story?
Haass lays out, in a convincing manner, a straightforward and clear path that the United States can take to ensure retention of its dominance on the world stage.
What about Kevin Stillwell’s performance did you like?
The way I see it, a narrator does a great job if you don't take much notice of them - which was the case for this book. Stillwell does a very good job, enough so that I was able to listen to the book at 2x speed with no problem.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
The structure that Haass laid out for examining foreign policy, based on current potential primary motivations: democracy promotion, human rights, counterterrorism, and integration - all considered, but eventually leading to that of Restoration.
Additionally, a convincing argument for the existence of non-polarity in today's global international dynamics.