Failing to Win (Hardcover)

Perceptions of Victory and Defeat in International Politics

By Dominic D. P. Johnson, Dominic Tierney

Harvard University Press, 9780674023246, 345pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2006



How do people decide which country came out ahead in a war or a crisis? 'Failing to Win' dissects the psychological factors that predispose leaders, media, and the public to perceive outcomes as victories or defeats - often creating wide gaps between perception and reality.