America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy

Unlike many indictments of the Bush administration, Fukuyama's book considers conflicting neoconservative principles and offers a reconciliation of neoconservative thought with a wider worldview.

Francis Fukuyama, America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power and the Neoconservative Legacy, Yale University Press, 2007.

In this history of and forecast for neoconservative thought, Fukuyama complicates the notion that many of the Bush administration's policies are based on neoconservative thought by tracing the roots of neoconservativism from the 1940s onward.

Fukuyama finds fault with many aspects of Bush's foreign policies, notably the inadequate planning for post-conflict reconstruction in Iraq, the conflation of the threat of radical Islamism with Iraq and the administration's non-cooperation with international organizations like the United Nations during a deluge of anti-Americanism.

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