- America at the Crossroads
:"Not to be confused with
America at a Crossroads, a PBS television miniseries about the War on Terrorism"
"America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy" is a book written by
Francis Fukuyamain 2006.
This book briefly discusses the history of
neoconservatism, with particular focus on its major tenets and political implications. Fukuyama outlines his rationale for supporting the Bush administration, as well as where he believes it has gone wrong. Fukuyama argues that the Iraq invasionwas poorly planned and orchestrated, and that the George W. Bush administration underestimated the social construction that would be necessary to create a new democracyafter the war.
Fukuyama highlights the controversies that surround neoconservatism, describing how it has evolved into something he can no longer supportfn|1. He suggests that neoconservativism can be described as having four common principles through the end of the Cold War:
* a concern with democracy, human rights, and more generally the internal politics of states;
* a belief that U.S. power can be used for moral purposes;
* a skepticism about the ability of international law and institutions to solve serious security problems; and finally,
* a view that ambitious social engineering often leads to unexpected consequences and often undermines its own ends.
At the conclusion of the book, Fukuyama proposes a new order in
international politics, stating the world needs a change in its actual institutions, advocating what he calls multi-multilateralism.
Yale UniversityPress, 2006, hardcover (ISBN 0-300-11399-4).
fnb|1 page ix "
America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy" ( Yale UniversityPress, 2006). ISBN 0-300-11399-4
The End of History and the Last Man"
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