Book Review - Robert Kagan's The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World

Douglas Steinert
2019 Potentia: Journal of International Affairs  
In his latest book, The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World, Robert Kagan writes about the role that America's global military engagement has played in forging and protecting this order. In short, he portrays such engagement as necessary to promote prosperity and calls for its continuation to ensure that liberal values are preserved. The book provides a significant contribution to the analysis of international politics by outlining the historical perspective of America's role in
more » ... lobal politics. Nevertheless, when defending America's military undertaking, Kagan's analysis fails to recognize the shortcomings it has had in recent years.
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