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America's power is in decline, its foreign policy adrift, its allies alienated, its soldiers trapped in a war that even generals regard as unwinnable. What has happened these past eight years is well known. Why it happened continues to puzzle. Daydream Believers combines in-depth reporting and analysis to explain how George W. Bush and his aides got so far off track - and why much of the nation followed.

For eight years, the White House and many of the nation's opinion pages rang out with appealing but deluded claims: that we live in a time like no other, that new technology transformed warfare, that the world's peoples will be set free if only America topples their dictators, and that those who dispute such promises do so for partisan reasons. They thought they were visionaries, but they only had visions. And they believed these daydreams.

With stunning anecdotes, hidden history, and sharp insight, Kaplan reveals a truth whose understanding is crucial to finding leaders who can see the world as it really is.

©2008 Fred Kaplan; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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