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Mar 16, Naeem rated it it was ok Recommends it for: He is at his best when he is putting together individual stories of little known characters who played decisive roles in the history of US interventions. The book is worth it for these stories and for the characters that Kinzer unearths.
But Kinzer tries to play two other roles for which he, as a former reporter, simply does not have the skills. What happens when news turns into patterns? When what seems like a new event becomes part of a pattern, then we have ventured into social theory.
As much as I envy their writing, their story telling, and their eye for individuals, I also feel bad for former reporters. As a hopeful social theorist, Kinzer wants to line up all the US interventions and show us a pattern.
He moves, that is, from events to patterns. Mostly he fails for reasons I will discuss shortly.
I remained unclear about his position on Iraq. The problem is that he leaves these decisions untheorized. And frankly this leaves him looking rather simple minded to those of us who have dedicated some energy to just such theorizing.
Of course, he is, as they say, entitled to his opinion. But interventions in Third world countries are perhaps more than a matter of which flavor of ice-cream one likes, which films are good, or which style of music one prefers.
The likely sad truth is that you and I have probably spent more energy theorizing ice-cream, films, and musical styles than Kinzer has spent on his adjudicating US interventions. Whereas those, such as Chomsky, Zinn, and Churchill, make a commitment to cataloging US interventions and displaying their damage, Kinzer, like Joshua Moravchik and Max Boot, wants to support some of these interventions.
I am not sure whether he does this out of conviction or as a strategy to keep from losing what he imagines is his typical US reader. In the conclusion, though, the defense of US intervention drops out. Here Kinzer makes the realist point quoting Thucydides that power corrupts even, and perhaps especially, those who believe naively in their own exceptionalism.
This is an important point. But the point is made at some cost. The cost is an overemphasis on individuals, actions, and events over patterns, systems, and structures; a porous and vapid defense of the occasional super-power intervention; and a framework that treats its readers as children who need morals to their stories.
The stories are great.James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency, and Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation.
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