"Mr. Carpenter's arguments expose the confusion in Washington
"Peace & Freedom is a vital survival guide for the
American people in a deadly new world. Ted Galen Carpenter has
produced a treasury of wisdom, realism, and common sense unique
amid the obsolete bombast of aging cold warriors and do-gooders who
have dominated what passes for foreign policy analysis in
Washington for far too long. Carpenter's analyses should be must
reading for policymakers."
-Martin Sieff, Managing Editor, United Press
"Peace & Freedom is a powerful and timely appeal for
new U.S. foreign and defense policies that would severely cut back
obsolete U.S. security commitments and knee-jerk military
interventions while expanding economic engagement and diplomatic
mediation of global conflicts. This is a trenchant, well-argued,
readable antidote to the dangerous, muscle-flexing triumphalism
that has dominated the debate in Washington."
-Selig S. Harrison, Director, Asia Program, Center for
"Peace & Freedom once again shows why Ted Galen
Carpenter has become one of America's most important voices on
foreign policy issues. His writings consistently display a
combination of historical perspective, strategic insight, and plain
sense that all too few analysts today can match."
-Alan Tonelson, Research Fellow, U.S. Business and Industry Council
"Carpenter argues in this fascinating book that the United States
is bound to get into serious trouble if it does not abandon its
policy of 'promiscuous global interventionism.' The time has come,
he convincingly argues, for America to recognize that the Cold War
is over and to adopt a foreign policy that reduces its profile
abroad and protects its liberties at home."
-John J. Mearsheimer, R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service
Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
"This collection of insightful writings provides background on what
'strategic independence' means for the United States as a
superpower that bears many heavy burdens. It is essential reading
for Americans who are coping with the post-September 11, 2001,
challenges to the U.S. role in world affairs."
-Edward A. Olsen, Professor of National Security Affairs, Naval