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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).

I applaud the Bush Doctrine. I think it was the right response—the only possible response—to the horror of 9/11. In light of the very real...

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...