John Arquilla is professor of defense analysis at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. A Ph.D. graduate of Stanford and a former policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, he has also written From Troy to Entebbe, In Athena's Camp, and Networks and Netwars. He lives in Monterey.
Arquilla's provocative and counter-intuitive depiction of Ronald Reagan...contributes significantly to revisionist interpretations of the Great Communicator's presidency. -- Melvin Small, author, The Presidency of Richard Nixon, distinguished professor of history, Wayne State University A fresh analysis of Ronald Reagan's strategic approach to foreign policy...very readable. -- Edwin Meese III, U.S. Attorney General (1985-1988) A practical book...with a surprising end-of-the-book bonus-a set of footnotes that delight and inform. -- Seymour M. Hersh The New Yorker A balanced analysis-neither an attack, nor an apology. Forbes The greatest strength of Arquilla's book is that he moves beyond the Cold War... Recommended. CHOICE Fascinating book. -- Stephen Knott Claremont Review of Books Arquilla makes a persuasive argument. -- Russell Baker The New York Review Of Books This is a good read for all hands. Proceedings Lucid in style and challenging in content, this work should engender debate about Reagan's legacy and American Foreign Policy. -- Stephen K. Shaw Library Journal Demonstrates an almost inexhaustible knowledge of U.S. foreign policy from the Reagan presidency onwards...a clear-eyed and objective narrative. Federal Lawyer