08
March 2023
Past Event
Book Talk with Robert Kagan: The Ghost at the Feast

Event will also stream live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Book Talk with Robert Kagan: The Ghost at the Feast

Past Event
Hudson Institute
March 08, 2023
Thick smoke billows up from stricken American warships (from left, USS West Virginia and USS Tennessee) along battleship row during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, December 7, 1941. (Photo by US Navy/Interim Archives/Getty Images)
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Thick smoke billows up from stricken American warships along battleship row during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 7, 1941. (US Navy/Interim Archives/Getty Images)
08
March 2023
Past Event

Event will also stream live on this page.

 

Inquiries: mdewitt@hudson.org

Speakers:
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Robert Kagan

Stephen and Barbara Friedman Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings, and Contributing Columnist, Washington Post

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Walter Russell Mead

Ravenel B. Curry III Distinguished Fellow in Strategy and Statesmanship

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Join Hudson Institute Distinguished Fellow Walter Russell Mead for a discussion with historian Robert Kagan on his new book, The Ghost at the Feast: America and the Collapse of World Order, 1900–1941.

About the Book

At the dawn of the twentieth century, the United States was one of the world’s richest, most populous, and most technologically advanced nations. It was also a nation divided along numerous fault lines, with conflicting aspirations and concerns pulling it in different directions. America’s resulting intervention in World War II marked the beginning of a new era for the United States and for the world.

In The Ghost at the Feast: America and the Collapse of World Order, 1900–1941, Robert Kagan examines America’s rise to global superpower—from the Spanish–American War to World War II. Brilliant and insightful, The Ghost at the Feast shows both the perils of American withdrawal from the world and the price of international responsibility.

 

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