In his new book, former Assistant Secretary of State Dr Kim R Holmes challenges those who say that America's leadership star has crested. Rather, he makes the case that America remains "liberty's best hope" in the world, and explains what the United States must do to reclaim the stature it held at the end of the Cold War. Topics range from the ideological disintegration of the historic "freedom alliances" to debates over international law, national identity, funding the US military, energy security, nuclear proliferation, and economic policies.
Dr Holmes is one of Washington's foremost policy experts. He is the Vice President of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation as well as Director of the think tank's Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies.
In this fascinating book, Kim Holmes reasserts anew the case for American leadership in the 21st century. But he asks the telling question, What kind of leadership should that be? In answer, Dr Holmes offers an insightful, and on some occasions an uncomfortable, analysis of American foreign policy, and he provides a sharp and informed blueprint to guide future decision-makers. Baroness Thatcher
DR Holmes expose of the international scene spans the globe and also provides an analysis of relevant domestic issues. He argues for the restoration of American leadership by presenting a provocative choicewe either choose to remain a free people by accepting this responsibility or we choose to relinquish freedom. His solutions are based on the principles of conservatism that guided the Reagan presidency, and he convincingly describes why a transformation in national security affairs is required for America to safeguard her liberty and lead the world to a more peaceful future in the 21st century. Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of US House of Representatives
A highly readable critique and an invaluable blueprint for United States leadership in a challenging world. Kim Holmes brilliant analysis of the past and his insightful prescriptions for the future should be read by both public officials and citizens concerned about our nations future. Edwin Meese III, former US Attorney General
2008, Published by the Heritage Foundation, ISBN 978 089 1952787
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