NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR CRITIQUES CRITIC’S NEW BOOK

August 23, 2006

HARRISONBURG—In a review published in the current issue of the international affairs journal American Foreign Policy Interests, Dr. J. Peter Pham, Director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, critiques critical historian Gabriel Kolko’s new book, The Age of War: The United States Confronts the World.

According to Dr. Pham’s review, “even as his evident talent won him wide acclaim, Kolko’s ideological parameters progressively trapped him in a narrow straightjacket that renders little honor to the historian’s métier” and makes his book “a rather disappointing work.”

American Foreign Policy Interests is a bimonthly journal published by Taylor & Francis for the National Committee on American Foreign Policy, a research organization founded in 1974 by the late Dr. Hans J. Morgenthau and dedicated to identifying, articulating, and helping to advance the national interests of the United States from a nonpartisan perspective within the framework of political realism. Dr. Pham was elected a member of the National Committee’s Board of Advisors this past January.

For the text of the review, click here.