Andrew J. Bacevich

Boston University

Bio

Andrew J. Bacevich is professor emeritus of international relations and history at Boston University, and a retired career officer in the United States Army. He has also taught at West Point and at Johns Hopkins University.

Featured Work

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War

APR 17, 2013 Podcast

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2013)

Andrew Bacevich argues that militarism now permeates U.S. society. These attitudes emerged in the decades after the Vietnam War, and are at odds both ...

Washington Rules

OCT 8, 2010 Podcast

Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War

It is time to examine the Washington consensus on national security and why it must change, says Professor Bacevich--and to acknowledge that fixing Afghanistan should ...

image of book cover - The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

NOV 11, 2008 Podcast

The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

America is facing a profound triple crisis: the economy, the government, and an involvement in endless wars. This threatens all of us, Republicans and Democrats ...

The New American Militarism

MAY 17, 2005 Podcast

Conversation with Andrew Bacevich on "The New American Militarism"

"Family values", says Bacevich, used to apply to domestic politics; "but today this concept is aligned with a foreign policy agenda based on a belief ...

The New American Militarism

MAY 17, 2005 Transcript

Conversation with Andrew Bacevich on "The New American Militarism"

"Family values", says Bacevich, used to apply to domestic politics; "but today this concept is aligned with a foreign policy agenda based on a belief ...

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War

MAY 17, 2005 Podcast

The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War (2005)

Bacevich argues that military force has increasingly become the preferred instrument of American foreign policy, a process that began not with 9/11, but with the end ...

American Empire:  The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

APR 9, 2003 Podcast

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

A sole superpower in the aftermath of the Cold War pursuing an increasingly militarized foreign policy, America is no longer shy about its imperial ambitions, ...

American Empire:  The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

APR 9, 2003 Podcast

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

A sole superpower in the aftermath of the Cold War pursuing an increasingly militarized foreign policy, America is no longer shy about its imperial ambitions, ...

American Empire:  The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

APR 9, 2003 Podcast

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

A sole superpower in the aftermath of the Cold War pursuing an increasingly militarized foreign policy, America is no longer shy about its imperial ambitions, ...

American Empire:  The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

APR 9, 2003 Transcript

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy

A sole superpower in the aftermath of the Cold War pursuing an increasingly militarized foreign policy, America is no longer shy about its imperial ambitions, ...