America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

Francis Fukuyama, Author Yale University Press $28 (226p) ISBN 978-0-300-11399-0
In this history of and forecast for neoconservative thought, Fukuyama (The End of History and the Last Man), a neoconservative with close ties to the Bush administration, complicates the notion that many of the Bush administration's policies are based on neoconservative thought by tracing the roots of neoconservativism from the 1940s onward. Fukuyama finds fault with many aspects of Bush's foreign policies, notably the inadequate planning for post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq, the conflation of the threat of radical Islamism with Iraq and the administration's non-cooperation with international organizations like the United Nations during a deluge of anti-Americanism. Unlike many indictments of the Bush administration, Fukuyama's book considers conflicting neoconservative principles and offers a reconciliation of neoconservative thought with a wider worldview, making this a timely book that'll spur more than its share of discussion.
Reviewed on: 02/27/2006
Release date: 03/01/2006
Genre: Nonfiction
Paperback - 226 pages - 978-0-300-12253-4
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