How We Fight: Quagmires, Crusades, and the American Way of War
In How We Fight, Dominic Tierney takes us on a lively tour through history and the present day to show us how Americans respond to and think about war. He argues that we’re awfully predictable: we prefer to use force to destroy, rather than to build. We like fighting for regime change, but not dealing with the messy consequences. This book is often a blistering look at America’s shortcomings, but it also advances a hopeful new model for tackling the challenges of modern war.
Tierney received his Ph.D. in international politics from Oxford University, and has held fellowships at the Mershon Center at Ohio State University, the Olin Institute at Harvard University, and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Failing to Win: Perceptions of Victory and Defeat in International Politics with Dominic Johnson, which won the International Studies Association award for the best book published in 2006, and FDR and the Spanish Civil War: Neutrality and Commitment in the Struggle that Divided America.
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