America is once again tempting fate. A broad coalition is coalescing to curtail America’s role and influence in the world. After ten years of two wars, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the country is hightailing it home. The urge to pull back is irresistible but wrongheaded. The world does not go away when America retreats.
'The issue of force in human affairs is not a problem to be eliminated but a dilemma to be managed," Henry Nau tells us in "Conservative Internationalism," an ambitious and uneven book about America's foreign policy.