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Brendon O'Connor

Brendon O’Connor is a Professor in the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. His publications include A Political History of the American Welfare System (2004) and Anti-Americanism (2007).

Brendon O’Connor reviews 'The Limits of Power: The end of American Exceptionalism' by Andrew Bacevich

November 2008, no. 306 01 November 2008
Andrew Bacevich, a former lieutenant colonel in the United States army and self-avowed conservative, has emerged in recent years as one of the most incisive and far-reaching critics of American foreign policy and of the Bush administration. His two previous books, American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy (2004) and The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by ... (read more)

‘Reading Obama’ by Brendon O’Connor

April 2009, no. 310 01 April 2009
Authenticity is a prized but rare commodity in politics. Few politicians are credited with having it to begin with; it is even more difficult to maintain during a political career. Part of the problem is that when politicians seek to understand and please the amorphous public, they generally turn to pollsters and advisers who end up scripting their words, campaigns and governing strategies. These ... (read more)