New Glory: Expanding America's Global Supremacy

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Sentinel, Aug 29, 2006 - History - 292 pages
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America is at a strategic crossroads. As the world's lone superpower, we face savage hostility, at home and abroad, from critics furious over our power and success—and their own failure. Should we retreat from the struggle for human freedom to please religious extremists, decayed European powers, and an irresponsible global media? Absolutely not, according to Ralph Peters, a strategist with an unrivaled record of predicting future threats. America's heroic past should make us proud, but we should embrace the possibility of an even greater future. New glory will augment the old in the years ahead—if our leaders make the right decisions today. In this sweeping, eye-opening book, Peters delivers an insider's critique of our intelligence system and our overstretched military before describing an innovative strategy befitting the greatest (and most virtuous) power in history. BACKCOVER: “Peters has produced a dynamic, intellectually challenging, must-read book&It needs to be in the hands of all policy-makers—and all those who vote for them.” — The New York Post “Peters is an astute and historically informed observer of the world's cultures and politics, so the vision he offers in New Glorymanages to be not just inspiring but also highly realistic.” — The National Review “For all its thunder and lightning, New Gloryis a work of optimism, written by an author steeped in history—and theology and geopolitics and even fine art. Academics will dismiss this book. Then Again, Peters has little use for academics, and says so.” — The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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User Review  - gmicksmith - LibraryThing

Although much of what Ralph Peters states, as a retired Lieutenant Colonel and intelligence officer, makes sense, his argument is lost by a lack of clarity and editing. His prose reads more like ... Read full review

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User Review  - ORFisHome - LibraryThing

I like Ralph Peters' columns, so I was surprised that I couldn't finish this book. It was too flowery and overwritten. Some good observations but just that--observations. Seemed to me that the author thinks he has all the answers. Read full review



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Ralph Peters is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served in infantry and intelligence units before becoming a Foreign Area Officer and a global strategic scout for the Pentagon. He has published three books on strategy and military affairs, as well as hundreds of columns for the New York Post, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and other publications