Foreign Policy Begins at Home

The Case for Putting America's House in Order

Haass, Richard

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
"A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security. But the biggest threat to the United States comes not from abroad-but from within. Burgeoning deficit and debt, crumbling infrastructure, second class schools, and an outdated immigration system have resulted in a country less competitive and far more vulnerable than it should be. In Foreign Policy Begins at Home, Council on Foreign Relations President Richard N. Haass describes a twenty-first century in which power is widely diffused. Globalization, revolutionary technologies, and power shifts have created a "nonpolar" world of American primacy but not domination. Still, it is a relatively forgiving world, one with no great power rival. How long this strategic respite will last, though, depends entirely on whether the United States puts its own house in order. Haass outlines a process of Restoration that will ensure the United States has the resources it needs to lead the world, set examples other societies will want to emulate, reduce the country's vulnerability to hostile forces and fickle markets, and discourage would-be adversaries from mounting aggression. Provocative and bold, Foreign Policy Begins at Home lays out a new vision for American Restoration. It will require hard choices, but hard choices are called for. At stake is nothing less than America's future and the character of the coming era of history. "--

Publisher: New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2013], ©2013
ISBN: 9780465057986
Branch Call Number: 327.73 H
Characteristics: viii, 195 pages ; 25 cm


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May 27, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they are not out there to get you... right? My suggestion: read the book, do research and arrive at your own conclusions.

May 15, 2013
  • StarGladiator rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Oh wow, dude! Haas, CFR head, spews forth the propaganda. Let's exmine it point-by-point. ' "A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea present serious challenges to our national security." ' First, he mentions "a rising China" ? ? They shipped all the jobs, technology, investment and defense tech (Clinton and Bush administrations) to China, then Haas dares state a "rising China" --- you couldn't have built it up any more than you and your kind did, Haas! Haas' next disinformational reframing: "a nuclear Iran" ? ? The first so-called "leak" from the Defense Intelligence Agency came from one senior member of it, Chris Mellon (of the fabulously wealthy Mellon family - - Bank of New York Mellon, and so on - - whose ancester, Andrew Mellon, enacted policies across three administrations which gave us the Great Crash of 1929, and Great Depression), back around 2000-2001! Evidently according to Haas and company, Iran has had nukes foreeeeevvvvveeeer? "A turbulent Middle East"? ? ? Tell that to Cheney-Bush-Rumseld-Mellon and company, Haas! The CFR and its affiliated global elite members (Bretton Woods Committee, Group of 30, Trilateral Commission and Peterson Institute) have it they way they wanted it: Iraqi oil to China after the illegal Iraq invasion and war, supplying the American-based (and other) multinationals there; gas and oil pipelines across Afghanistan to and supplying India - - just the way the American-based (and other) multinationals wanted it! Haas should only be labeled a propaganda specialist of the worst sort! Haas and his vile cretinous sort have offshored America, now they write books complaining about what they did, but forget to take the credit and culpability for those crimes! ! ! First order of the day: round up the CFR members, along with the Group of 30, Bretton Woods Committee members, Peterson Institute members, and Trilateral Commission members (including Condoleezza Rice and Charlie Rose) and ship them all to Gitmo ASAP! [And if Haas doesn't like the debt, simply allow the IRS to complete and act upon the largest tax investigation undertaken in human history, announced May of 2013 on their very web site, and within 24 hours the newsies start spewing out Tea Party & IRS, Tea Party and IRS, and Bohnier and Obama try to shut down the IRS' investigation of offshore tax havens involving trillions of dollars of untaxed monies!]


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