The Jungle Grows Back (Pdf) ✓ Robert Kagan

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  • 02 July 2017
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Read & download ✓ The Jungle Grows Back 102 Ing increasingly toward withdrawal in the face of such disarray In this powerful urgent essay Robert Kagan elucidates the reasons why American withdrawal would be the worst possible response based as it is on a fundamental and dangerous misreading of the world Like a jungle that keeps growing back after being cut down the world has always been full of dangerous actors who left unchecked possess the d. If nothing in Kagan s book surprises or terrifies you then you ve been unhappy for a long timeThe Jungle Grows Back teaches and motivates without consoling anyone who believes in any version of world peace It is bad news all around and Kagan bluntly says that all of us who want a stable world order have to step up and start actually doing something to keep our children and our grandchildren out of harm s way The past seven plus decades of relatively free trade growing respect for individual rights and relatively peaceful cooperation among nations the core elements of the liberal world order have been a great historical aberration Kagan says that fearful competitive militaristic geopolitical competition among nations is stoked by regrettable elements of human nature and that the deadly conflicts that have characterized all of modern human history are the default conditions of mankind s dominion all over the worldThe Jungle Grows Back explains how the United States with uniue economic and geographic strengths imposed and nurtured the relatively peaceful world order that has existed during the lifetimes of almost all of usFor some years America has been withdrawing from its leadership role around the globe Weaker nations are starting to revert to the combative competitive multipolar power struggles that they practiced for centuriesIf American continues to pull back our world will become dangerousRegardless of all the bad things that go on in the world we enjoy the relative comforts and security of a world without world war Kagan writes the bald truth in a blast this world order is as precarious as it is precious It is a garden that needs constant tending lest the jungle grow back and engulf us all Read of my book reviews and poems herewwwrichardsubbercom

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Read & download ✓ The Jungle Grows Back 102 An incisive elegantly written new book about America's uniue role in the world Tom Friedman The New York Times A brilliant and visionary argument for America's role as an enforcer of peace and order throughout the world and what is likely to happen if we withdraw and focus our attention inwardRecent years have brought deeply disturbing developments around the globe American sentiment seems to be lean. This book is like one of those pharmaceutical commercials you see that portrays the happy healthy life circumstances of people because they take Brand X pill to treat whatever condition afflicts them and that would otherwise lay them low Meanwhile the calming voice of a narrator ticks off all the possible side effects from taking the pill What do I mean by this Let s start with a uote from the author himself Members of Congress from both parties have underfunded the military since the beginning of the post Cold War era but especially over the last decadeAnd that s it That s the active ingredient that is lacking in American foreign policy It doesn t project enough military power However no mention is made of the fact that the United States spends for defense than any other country than most every other significant country combined with every other significant country by a large margin And what are the side effects of that mammoth spending An underdeveloped welfare state whereby the citizenry of the US are reduced to a state of economic bellum omnium contra omnes that Hobbesian hellscape of the war of all against all Kagan warns against in the international sphere excepting that it s hardly fair because your typical US citizen has neither the resources nor recourse to any intervening remediating influence unlike those nations that have flourished because of American largesse The fact that the past 70 years have been relatively peaceful worldwide is small consolation to the man or woman who is reduced to bankruptcy because he or she lost his or her jobKagan also indicts the tenure of the last presidential administration Obama for those of you keeping score at home as being a principle culprit in both underfunding the military and not applying it to maintain the international order despite that administration inheriting the biggest shit show economic and foreign policy wise this side of WW II And what precipitated that shit show Well largely the overreach of the preceding administration what with its unilateral invasion of Ira An invasion that suandered international goodwill toward America particularly in the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11 2001 Does Kagan actually believe that Obama who won the presidency by promising to extricate the US from Ira specifically and the Middle East generally could have committed the military to Syria itself reduced to a years long regionally destabilizing war because of the missteps in Ira Kagan would have us spiral further down the intervention rabbit hole exhausting an already exhausted military and populace Exhausting a military staffed by a populace which joined the military because it was the only job available While other liberal democracies enjoy the benefits of a welfare state because they haven t had to invest in their military to any meaningful degree the only welfare state available to US citizens IS the military But Kagan doesn t see the invasion of Ira as an overreach Or Vietnam He sees them as the type of natural conseuence resulting from America living up to its obligation to police the world because it inherited a leadership role in the wake of WW II What s it benefits from establishing and enforcing an international order I agree with Kagan on these points but I also contend that as other liberal democracies take root and flourish read Germany Japan they can contribute to the maintenance of international peace to a degree that allows the US to focus on its domestic affairs after all not only those liberal democracies that have been allowed to take root and flower under the American umbrella but all of Western Europe have well developed welfare states that are able to flourish because of the guarantee of American military protection Is it too much to expect that America divert some of that budget earmarked for defense to domestic development and those other countries increase their contributions to the mutual defense that guarantees international peace that they and the entire global community benefit from America can certainly maintain its position as hegemon in such a scenario

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Read & download ✓ The Jungle Grows Back 102 Esire and ability to make things worse Kagan makes clear how the realist impulse to recognize our limitations and focus on our failures misunderstands the essential role America has played for decades in keeping the world's worst instability in check A true realism he argues is based on the understanding that the historical norm has always been toward chaos that the jungle will grow back if we let it. Kagan is predictable in his likes dislikes and beliefs He speaks and believes in absolutes and absolutely believes that what he believes is the only logical thing for anyone not foolish to believe He is a believer in the absolute right of capitalism as the best and truest form of government Like most conservatives of his flavor he can t see the forest for the trees He wrote an entire book about the political aspects of war foreign policy and American power projection and never once mentioned climate change which the Department of Defense has said is a major threat for over a decade or any number of other real world threats Democracy has spread and endured because it has been nurtured and supported by the norms of the liberal order by global pressures and inducements to conform to those norms by the membership reuirements of liberal institutions like the EU and NATO by the fact that the liberal order has been the wealthiest part of the world and by the security provided by the world s strongest power which happens to be a democracy All of that is true and as I sit here reading this I think and that this book is a response to Trump s attacks on the liberal order and should probably be seen as such That said this book will likely lose relevancy faster than most because of that very fact Trump is not an anachronism I despise him What he is is the product of a confluence of everything bad in American culture made manifest He s a monster that wouldn t have been possible without the American values of the time He s greedy immoral capitalism run wild and Kagan s absolute defense of the system that created Trump while condemning him is hypocritical at best Don t like Trump Fix the system that created nurtured and rewarded him Otherwise you re a part of the problemI cannot in good conscience recommend this title while there are other truly good books left unread Kana Pict o Graphix Mnemonics for Japanese Hiragana and Katakana based on the understanding that the historical norm has always Sienkiewicz Żywot pisarza been toward chaos that the jungle will grow TFS Ingenuity The Terran Fleet Command Saga #1 back if we let it. 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