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Chase Madar

The Amazing Plasticity of American Statecraft

The following is Chase Madar’s review of Perry Anderson’s latest book, American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers (Verso), which is an expanded edition of Anderson’s two New Left Review essays from last year about which we here at USIH held a roundtable. Madar, who writes widely for The Nation, TomDispatch, The American Conservative, and other such venues, is the author of The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story Behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower. Perry Anderson is a Marxist of structuralist bent, and deeply engaged with foreign policy “realism”. One might think this would leave Anderson’s recently published account of postwar U.S. Read more