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Dr. David C Hendrickson

DAVID C. HENDRICKSON is Robert J. Fox Distinguished Service Professor at Colorado College. He has taught in the Political Science Department at Colorado College since 1983. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Hendrickson is the author of Peace Pact: The Lost World of the American Founding (University Press of Kansas, 2003), The Future of American Strategy (Holmes and Meier, 1987), Reforming Defense: The State of American Civil-Military Relations (Johns Hopkins, 1988) and three books with Dr. Robert W. Tucker: The Imperial Temptation: The New World Order and America’s Purpose (Council on Foreign Relations, 1992); Empire of Liberty: The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson (Oxford University Press, 1990), and The Fall of the First British Empire: Origins of the War of American Independence (Johns Hopkins, 1982). He was the book review editor (“United States”) for Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998, and has published essays in Foreign Affairs, World Policy Journal, The National Interest, Orbis, and Survival. Dr. Hendrickson received his B.A. in history from Colorado College in 1976 and his Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University in 1982.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. David C Hendrickson

  • Revisions in Need of Revising: What Went Wrong in the Iraq War

    December 01, 2005

    Authored by Dr. David C Hendrickson, Dr. Robert W Tucker.
    The authors examine the contentious debate over the Iraq war and occupation, focusing on the critique that the Bush administration squandered an historic opportunity to reconstruct the Iraqi state. They argue that the most serious problems facing Iraq and its American occupiers—criminal anarchy and lawlessness, a raging insurgency and a society divided into rival and antagonistic groups—were virtually inevitable consequences that flowed from the act of war itself.