Of Paradise and Power Reviews
"Starred Review. Cogent and important best describe this slim book, its lack of vast pages belying the weightiness of its message." - Booklist.
"No academic piece in this realm has generated quite as much heat and interest since Samuel Huntington's Clash of Civilizations article in 1993 or Francis Fukuyama's End of History' in 1989." - New York Times.
"The most controversial big-think essay of the season." - U.S. News + World Report.
"Come the hour, come the book . . . Kagan's book is neither a diatribe nor a polemic. It is a penetrating effort to shed some light on the confusion in transatlantic affairs and to understand why Americans and Europeans are so frequently talking past each other . . . As an effort to crystallise
an important moment in history and to provoke a fuller comprehension of
contemporary international relations, Of Paradise and Power ranks with
Frank Fukuyama's The End of History and Sam Huntington's The Clash of
Civilizations." - The Times (London).
"His essay [has] the foreign policy establishment humming from Washington to Tokyo
- Lorraine Adams, The Washington Post.
"Bob Kagan's provocative and thoughtful essay is required reading for everyone concerned about the future of trans-Atlantic relations. Ever controversial, Kagan's critical contribution to understanding American and European views of world order will be discussed and debated for years to come. Although not everyone will agree with Kagan's
analysis, readers will benefit from its clarity, insight, and historical force."
- Senator John McCain.
"Though in the past we have often disagreed, I consider this essay one of those
seminal treatises without which any discussion of European-American relations
would be incomplete and which will shape that discussion for years to come."
-Dr. Henry Kissinger.
"Anyone looking for an intellectual primer to explain the geopolitical forces at work in the Iraqi conflict should order a copy of Robert Kagan's
book, Of Paradise and Power." - Sunday Telegraph.
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