The Resource War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence, Ronan Farrow, (electronic resource)

War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence, Ronan Farrow, (electronic resource)

Label
War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence
Title
War on peace
Title remainder
the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence
Statement of responsibility
Ronan Farrow
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The journalist and former U.S. State Department official explores the decline of American diplomacy and traditional statecraft, the abdication of global leadership, and how the work of peacemaking has been taken over by the military-industrial complex
  • "A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership. US foreign policy is undergoing a dire transformation, forever changing America's place in the world. Institutions of diplomacy and development are bleeding out after deep budget cuts; the diplomats who make America's deals and protect its citizens around the world are walking out in droves. Offices across the State Department sit empty, while abroad the military-industrial complex has assumed the work once undertaken by peacemakers. We're becoming a nation that shoots first and asks questions later. In an astonishing journey from the corridors of power in Washington, DC, to some of the most remote and dangerous places on earth--Afghanistan, Somalia, and North Korea among them--acclaimed investigative journalist Ronan Farrow illuminates one of the most consequential and poorly understood changes in American history. His firsthand experience as a former State Department official affords a personal look at some of the last standard bearers of traditional statecraft, including Richard Holbrooke, who made peace in Bosnia and died while trying to do so in Afghanistan. Drawing on newly unearthed documents, and richly informed by rare interviews with warlords, whistle-blowers, and policymakers--including every living secretary of state from Henry Kissinger to Hillary Clinton to Rex Tillerson--[this book] makes a powerful case for an endangered profession. Diplomacy, Farrow argues, has declined after decades of political cowardice, shortsightedness, and outright malice--but it may just offer America a way out of a world at war."--Dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farrow, Ronan
Dewey number
327.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ1480
LC item number
.F37 2018eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Diplomacy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / Executive Branch
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
  • United States
  • United States
Label
War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence, Ronan Farrow, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: mahogany row massacre -- The last diplomats -- Shoot first, ask questions never -- Present at the destruction -- Epilogue: the tool of first resort
  • Prologue: Mahogany Row massacre -- Part I: The last diplomats. American myths ; Lady Taliban ; Dick ; The mango case ; The other Haqqani network ; Duplicity ; The frat house ; Mission: impossible ; Walking on glass ; Farmer Holbrooke ; A little less conversation ; A-Rod ; Promise me you'll end the war ; The wheels come off the bus ; The memo ; The real thing -- Part II: Shoot first, ask questions never. General rule ; Dostum: he is telling the truth and discouraging all lies ; White beast ; The shortest spring ; Midnight at the ranch -- Part III: Present at the destruction. The state of the Secretary ; The mosquito and the sword ; Meltdown -- Epilogue: The tool of first resort
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393652116
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3281ff52-396f-4ace-a34e-fe29e2f32c56
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033404143
Label
War on peace : the end of diplomacy and the decline of American influence, Ronan Farrow, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue: mahogany row massacre -- The last diplomats -- Shoot first, ask questions never -- Present at the destruction -- Epilogue: the tool of first resort
  • Prologue: Mahogany Row massacre -- Part I: The last diplomats. American myths ; Lady Taliban ; Dick ; The mango case ; The other Haqqani network ; Duplicity ; The frat house ; Mission: impossible ; Walking on glass ; Farmer Holbrooke ; A little less conversation ; A-Rod ; Promise me you'll end the war ; The wheels come off the bus ; The memo ; The real thing -- Part II: Shoot first, ask questions never. General rule ; Dostum: he is telling the truth and discouraging all lies ; White beast ; The shortest spring ; Midnight at the ranch -- Part III: Present at the destruction. The state of the Secretary ; The mosquito and the sword ; Meltdown -- Epilogue: The tool of first resort
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780393652116
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
3281ff52-396f-4ace-a34e-fe29e2f32c56
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1033404143

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