Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Andrew J. Bacevich
Andrew Bacevich is an extraordinary thinker. I've read his book The Limits of Power, but haven't reviewed it yet, I want to read it again. He was in the military many years, now teaches college. He has called himself a conservative, but he approaches things in a way that I wouldn't call either conservative or liberal. He is a realist, insisting that we look at the world the way it is, and have a dialog as a nation on important questions about the meaning of war, what is possible through force, what kind of a nation we want to be, and more. He blogs occasionally for HuffPo. I first saw him on Bill Moyer's Journal and found him extremely impressive. He knows very much whereof he speaks, not only from his years in the military but as a father who lost a son in Iraq.