Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the World
by Ian Bremmer
Published in May 2015
Thibault’s Score: 2/5
Superpower is a snooze worthy book filled with slogans and common platitudes. Bremmer attempts to outline the three main approaches to foreign policy: noninterventionism, moneyball (interventionism but only to save money), or military bravado.
Because Bremmer doesn’t pick any of the three policy prescriptions until the end of the book and only attempts to defend them, all three explanations and defenses fall flat.
The book reads like just another (really long) boring article in Times or the Economist. There are no insights to gain from it which can’t be found online. But then again, what else should I have expected from Ian Bremmer, the editor of Time magazine?
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