How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign PolicyBook - 2009
A Pulitzer Prize-winning president emeritus on the Council on Foreign Relations presents a provocative assessment of the use and misuse of American power in international affairs that urges leaders to use their influence to solve major international problems rather than dictating to other nations, in a report that poses conduct rules while evaluating historical examples from the past half-century.
“Fluent, well-timed, provocative. . . . Filled with gritty, shrewd, specific advice on foreign policy ends and means. . . . Gelb’s plea for greater strategic thinking is absolutely right and necessary.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Few Americans know the inner world of American foreign policy—its feuds, follies, and fashions—as well as Leslie H. Gelb. . . .Power Rules builds on that lifetime of experience with power and is a witty and acerbic primer.” —The New York Times
Power Rules is the provocative account of how to think about and use America’s power in the world, from Pulitzer Prize winner Leslie H. Gelb, one of the nation’s leading foreign policy minds and practitioners.
An assessment of the use and misuse of American power in international affairs urges leaders to use their influence to solve major international problems rather than dictating to other nations, and evaluates historical examples from the past half-century.