The Frugal Superpower

Foreign policy expert Michael Mandelbaum argues that the age of America’s expansive foreign policy is coming to an end. The country's soaring deficits, fueled by the huge costs of the financial crash and our government entitlement programs, will mean a scaled-back American international presence. In The Frugal Superpower: America's Global Leadership in a Cash-Strapped Era, he describes the policies the United States will have to discontinue, assesses the potential threats, and recommends a new kind of foreign policy.