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1999: Victory Without War
1999: Victory Without War
By Richard M. Nixon
Simon & Schuster, 1988, 336 pp

The former president's latest book focuses on the relations of the United States with the Soviet Union and advances a familiar realpolitik line. "What moves the world for good or ill is power, and no sovereign nation will give up any of its power to the U.N. or any other body-not now and not ever." Power is discussed primarily in military terms. Nixon argues that the Kremlin continues to aim at world dominance through a system of repression and he calls for a forceful American response. He is wary of Gorbachev's foreign policy initiatives and shows no sympathy for those who see America in decline. "We hold the future in our hands" are the book's closing words.