National Insecurity (Hardcover)
American Leadership in an Age of Fear
PublicAffairs, 9781610393409, 496pp.
Publication Date: October 28, 2014
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You may think you know the story. But in National Insecurity, David Rothkopf offers an entirely new perspective into the hidden struggles, the surprising triumphs, and the shocking failures of those charged with leading the United States through one of the most difficult periods in its history. Thanks to his extraordinary access, Rothkopf provides fresh insights drawing on more than one hundred exclusive interviews with the key players who shaped this era.
At its core, National Insecurity is the gripping story of a superpower in crisis, seeking to adapt to a rapidly changing world, sometimes showing inspiring resiliencebut often undone by the human flaws of those at the top, the mismanagement of its own system, the temptation to concentrate too much power within the hands of too few in the White House itself, and an unwillingness to draw the right lessons from the recent past. Nonetheless, within that story are unmistakable clues to a way forward that can help restore American leadership.
About the Author
He is the author of Power, Inc.: The Epic Rivalry Between Big Business and Government and the Reckoning that Lies Ahead; Superclass: The Global Power Elite and the World They're Making; and Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power.
Praise For National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear…
"An important book." Fareed Zakaria, CNN (Fareed Zakaria GPS Book of the Week selection)
Many books have been written about America's response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks; few are as insightful, as compelling or as useful as National Insecurity.” Washington Post
"Rothkopf, the preeminent historian and analyst of the crucially important and usually misunderstood National Security Council (NSC), argues that, 'It is not strategy to simply undo the mistakes of the recent past.'" Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic