Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Top 10 books on grand strategy

Will Inboden named his top 10 books on grand strategy for Foreign Policy.

One title on his list:
Paul Kennedy, The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500-2000.

A bestseller and instant-classic when it was first published in 1987, by a decade later Kennedy's concluding warning of imminent American decline because of "imperial overstretch" seemed dated and unduly alarmist. But now today, just over two decades since publication, the book's lessons from history appear as relevant as ever.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue