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Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality on the Balkan Battlefields - Fromkin, David
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1999, ISBN: 9780684868899

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Free Press, 1999 Near-new condition. NO remainder marks or price clippings. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO writing, marks or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. 210 pages. David Fromkin's instant analysis arrived in bookshelves less than two months after the completion of NATO's 11-week air campaign against the Serbian government led by Slobodan Milosevic. As such, it deals much more with the historical factors that led to Operation Allied Forces than with the military action itself. In addition to providing a very broad overview to about three millennia of Balkan history, Fromkin tracks the growth of the United States as a world power in the 20th century and its mixed record of interventionism, then shows how those two tracks collided in the aftermath of the First World War, and again shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellite regimes in the late 1980s. "The positions taken by President Clinton in the 1990s," Fromkin argues, "are those staked out for the United States by President Wilson eighty years ago." He goes on to assert that those positions, which require the United States to support Eastern European "self-determination" in principle but oppose actual nationalist movements that it fears would undermine the region's political stability, have not--and likely never will--succeed in the long run. "Serbia's apparent surrender in June 1999 was a triumph for the United States. But it was the easy part," Fromkin concludes. But ending the war is not the same thing as bringing about peace. "It may be a long time, if ever, before we are justified in breaking open the champagne." --Ron Hogan From Publishers Weekly An expansion of a March Wall Street Journal op-ed piece, this effort suffers from the speed with which it was crashed into print (see Hot Deals, Apr. 19). Fromkin, chairman of Boston University's international relations department and author, most recently, of The Way of the World, ultimately, if timidly, defends NATO's bombing war against Yugoslavia. After rapid recaps of American military intervention abroad since WWI and of Balkan history, Fromkin finally addresses the current Kosovo conflict. While he concedes there was no direct vital U.S. interest at stake in Kosovo, he argues that "there was a good case to be made that the risks [of intervention] were worth running." That case involves hearkening back to Wilson's 14 Points, which, Fromkin observes, affirmed two contradictory principles: the right of nations to self-determination, and the inviolability of national borders. The Kosovars wanted to determine their own fate, but their insistence on independence violated the sanctity of Yugoslavia's borders. Fromkin sees Clinton and NATO policy (trying to reverse Serbia's ethnic cleansing while stopping short of supporting independence for Kosovo) as a good faith effort to negotiate the tension inherent in Wilson's principles. Warily, he endorses an expanded role for the United States as global supercop, "trustee and guardian" of Kosovo for years to come, even while he warns against overextension of resources. As a brief outline of the thinking that drew NATO and the U.S. into Kosovo, Fromkin's primer is instructive. As a piece of thinking about the limits of intervention and the perilsAor promiseAof a foreign policy rooted in Wilsonian idealism, it leaves much to be desired. Maps not seen by PW. Agent, Suzanne Gluck; author tour. (Aug.) Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Free Press, 1999

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Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality On The Balkan Battlefields
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David Fromkin

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Kosovo Crossing: American Ideals Meet Reality On The Balkan Battlefields

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210 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout. The Author Turns His Attention To The Sobering Implications Of The Clash Between American Ideals And Balkan Realities. His Incisive Analysis Reveals The Uses And The Limits Of Military Power In The World Today And The New Paths That American Leaders Must Ecplore To Advance American Values.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780684868899
ISBN (ISBN-10): 068486889X
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Publishing year: 1999
Publisher: Free Press 1999-08-09

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