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Max Boot

Max Boot

Max Boot, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is the author of the forthcoming book The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam (Liveright, 2018).

To commemorate Commentary’s sixtieth anniversary, and in an effort to advance discussion of the present American position in the world, the editors addressed the following...

State-Building: Governance and World Order in the 21st Century by Francis Fukuyama Cornell. 137 pp. $22.50 Few subjects in American foreign policy today are more important or contentious...

Surprise, Security, and the American Experience by John Lewis Gaddis Harvard. 150 pp. $18.95 A great many books analyzing the recent shifts in American foreign policy have appeared...

The Wrong War: Why We Lost in Vietnam by Jeffrey Record Naval Institute Press. 217 pp. $27.95 Saigon fell almost a quarter-century ago, yet the Vietnam war still...