The Imperial Temptation: The New World Order and America’s Purpose

Robert W. Tucker and David C. Hendrickson

With the fall of Communism, the U.S. was left in search of a new global agenda. According to the authors, the Bush administration betrayed the basic foundation of America in looking for a new role for the U.S. Using the Gulf War as the starting point of this new agenda, the authors expose the inconsistency of deliberately choosing military action when traditional diplomatic principles and other means were available—in their words, Bush succumbed to an “imperial temptation.” SC

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations
Paperback: 228 pages