How America Went From Cold War Victor To Being Led by a Con-Man Reality TV Show Host,

Andrew Bacevich, President of the Quincy Institute, released his latest book this week, “The Age of Illusions: How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory.” Harper’s Magazine will host the official launch event to Tuesday evening in New York (see details here) and we sat down with Andrew to discuss the book’s raison d’être:

Andrew Bascevich:  It’s called “The Age of Illusions,” with the subtitle, “How America Squandered Its Cold Victory.” In a narrow sense, the book gives my answer to the how-we-got-Trump question. More broadly, it describes how the United States went from “We’re number one!” euphoria when the Berlin Wall fell to a deeply divided nation installing in the White House someone manifestly unqualified to serve as president – all in just a bit more than a quarter-century.  Something had obviously gone wrong and I try to identify that something. Läs intervjun