Monsters and Hegemons. "Benign or Imperial? Reflections on American Hegemony" by Owen Harries [review]
Harries is, of course, reflecting in this book an important and growing division between realist and neo-conservative thinkers that has shaken up the US foreign policy community. In Australia’s smaller, less ideological — but more partisan — environment, such divisions have not had much of a run. But the issues he raises will be with us for a long time to come, and his sharp and stimulating analysis needs careful thought. For complicating the usual certainties of foreign policy debate in Australia, Harries deserves our thanks.