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Andrew Bacevich


Andrew Bacevich is a professor of history and international relations at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his Ph.D. in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins University.

His most recent books is Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country (2013). He is the editor of The Short American Century: A Postmortem (2012). The title of the collection references Henry Luce’s memorable 1941 announcement that “The American Century” had arrived. The book contains essays reflecting on a new understanding of the successes and failures of the United States since World War II.  Bacevich is the author of the best-selling Washington Rules: America’s Path to Permanent War (2010). His previous books include The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism (2008), The Long War: A New History of U.S. National Security Policy Since World War II (2007) (editor), The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005) and American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U. S. Diplomacy (2002). His essays and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications including The Wilson Quarterly, The National Interest, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The Nation and The New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times.

A recipient of the 2004 Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, Bacevich has held fellowships at John Hopkins’ Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Council on Foreign Relations.

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