, Number 12

David Wedgwood Benn

The book under review fills an important gap in examining American foreign
policy during the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the events of September 11, 2001. The book largely focuses on the thinking of the foreign policy elites and, in the opinion of this reviewer, might have said more about American domestic politics at this time. The rise of the conservative movement, the belief in the unfettered free market, and the seemingly unconditional support for Israel were largely rooted in domestic politics but had important foreign policy implications.

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