Exceptional: Why The World Needs A Powerful America

Exceptional: Why The World Needs A Powerful America


In this New York Times bestseller, with a new afterword by authors former vice president Dick Cheney, a #1 New York Times bestselling author, and his daughter Liz Cheney, former deputy assistant secretary of state, they explain the unique and indispensable nature of American power, reveal the damage done by President Obama’s abandonment of this principle, and show how America can and must lead again.

Since World War II, American power and leadership have been an unmatched force for the defense of freedom around the globe. For seventy years, presidents both Republican and Democratic have shared a dedication to maintaining American power and leadership. President Obama has abandoned this bipartisan tradition, choosing instead to “lead from behind” as he abandons America’s allies, appeases our enemies, and apologizes for this great nation.

Now the former vice president and his daughter, former deputy assistant secretary of state Liz Cheney, team up to explain how President Obama has drastically broken with the bipartisan foreign policy consensus that enabled America to prevail in World War II, to win the Cold War, and to triumph in the first decade of the War on Terror. The Cheneys reveal the damage done by President Obama’s policies and demonstrate how his unwillingness to defend and protect American power has weakened the nation and diminished the ability of future presidents to defend us.

Finally, the Cheneys chart a path forward to restoring American power and strength, explaining what must be done to reverse course, to fight and win the war on terror, to rebuild our military and reassure our allies that they can once again rely on American leadership. A critical, frank, and much-needed touchstone, Exceptional should stand as a guiding principle for the potential presidential candidates in 2016—and for policymakers today and beyond.

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  • Exceptional 01 Title
    Duration: 31s
  • Exceptional 02 Dedication
    Duration: 33s
  • Exceptional 03 Prologue
    Duration: 10min
  • Exceptional 04 Part1Ch1
    Duration: 01h02min
  • Exceptional 05 Ch2a
    Duration: 44min
  • Exceptional 06 Ch2b
    Duration: 47min
  • Exceptional 07 Ch3
    Duration: 56min
  • Exceptional 08 Part2
    Duration: 11min
  • Exceptional 09 Ch4
    Duration: 01h14min
  • Exceptional 10 Ch5
    Duration: 01h10min
  • Exceptional 11 Ch6
    Duration: 40min
  • Exceptional 12 Part3Ch7
    Duration: 46min
  • Exceptional 13 Epilogue
    Duration: 06min
  • Exceptional 14 Credits
    Duration: 01min