America and the World After Bush: A Look Back
Today is the last full day of the presidency of George W. Bush. Tomorrow, at noon Eastern time, Barack Obama will take the reins of power, inaugurating a new era filled with Hope and Change and Renewing America’s Promise. It is, therefore, a fitting time to look back at the last eight years and ahead to the future.
To do that, I’m going to begin a week-long series based on Thomas Barnett‘s forthcoming book, Great Powers: America and the World After Bush. The book, by the author of the bestsellers The Pentagon’s New Map and Blueprint for Action, will be available at bookstores everywhere on February 5. I have had the opportunity to read an uncorrected proof, however, and will share some of its insights with you a bit early.
And where better to begin than with Chapter One: The Seven Deadly Sins of Bush-Cheney?
Having read Barnett’s previous books, as well has his eponymous weblog, over the years, I was somewhat surprised at how generous he was to the outgoing administration.
Continued at New Atlanticist.