Description - History Strikes Back by Hubert Vedrine
This translation of the French bestseller Continuer l'Histoire brings
the powerful, articulate message of Hubert Vedrine to an even wider audience. With the astute analysis and acerbic wit for which he is famous, the former French foreign minister offers an overview of world politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Critical of both the United States and Europe, he calls for a return to a more realist foreign policy, rejecting the ideological notions of recent years. Vedrine takes issue with idealists who believe that states are no longer necessary and that globalization and free markets will automatically make a better world for all.
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Publisher: Brookings Institution
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Author Biography - Hubert Vedrine
Hubert Vedrine was the French minister of foreign affairs from 1998 to 2002. He is the coauthor (with Dominique Moisi) of France in an Age of Globalization (English edition by Brookings, 2001). Philip H. Gordon is a senior fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Brookings Instituion and the translator of numerous works, including France in an Age of Globalization. Madeleine Albright was U.S. secretary of state from 1997 to 2001. Her most recent book is Memo to the President Elect: How We Can Restore America's Reputation and Leadership (Harper, 2008).