Exposing the moral and strategic deficits of the Obama, Clinton and Kerry approach to world affairs, A Perilous Path takes a close look at American history and the American foreign policy tradition, while at the same time providing fresh, thought-provoking analysis.
Anne R. Pierce tells the fascinating story of Obama administration foreign policy and illustrates its disturbing consequences. She shows that President Obama and his Secretaries of State expended more effort in improving relations with dictatorships than in strengthening ties with democracies or encouraging ideas of freedom. With meticulous research, Pierce documents the administration’s decisions and discusses its worldview.
The book is now available in paperback with a new introduction on Trump Administration Foreign Policy.
A Perilous Path is making a substantial contribution to the discussion about America’s proper role in the world.
"American power and influence in the world has dangerously declined in the past quarter century. In A Perilous Path, Anne Pierce explains how it happened. It wasn't an accident. Decline is a choice, the late Charles Krauthammer said. It has had worldwide consequences, notably in the Obama era. Pierce's assessment of the Trump administration's effort to rebuild America's role, in a new introduction, is especially impressive."
– Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard
"Essential reading for understanding the grave global challenges facing the United States today. Her examination is critical to understanding that firestorm that the Trump foreign policy team inherited, and provides a compelling assessment of the unraveling of the post-World War II order."
– Clifford D. May, Founder and President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
"At a moment when the future direction of American foreign policy is unclear, A Perilous Path reminds us that America can neither withdraw from the world stage nor fought the sober lessons of the 20th century."
– Joshua Mitchell, Professor of Political Theory, Georgetown University
"A 'must-read' for anyone trying to understand the devastating impact of Obama's post-modern cultural relativism and globalism... When Pierce lays out the cumulative (but, sadly, still unfolding) impact of these failures, the result is shocking."
– Aaron Rhodes, International Human Rights Advocate and Author of "The Debasement of Human Rights"