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Surrender Is Not an Option The Son Of A Balti Fireman And The First Person In His Family To Go To University, With Scholarships To Yale College And Yale Law School, John Bolton Candidly Recounts His Sixteen Month Tenure As US Ambassador To The United Nations, His Senate Confirmation Battle, And The Highlights Of His Career In Public Service In Two Prior Republican Administrations In This Explosive Book, Bolton Describes Why Practices Such As The Oil For Food Scandal, Procurement Fraud And Sexual Exploitation And Abuse By U.N Peacekeepers Are Explained Away Or Ignored He Also Details How He Made Sure That U.N Secretary General Kofi Annan Did Not Run For A Third Term And That Another Secular Pope Did Not Succeed Him And Why No Country Except The United States Has Done Much About Ending The Genocide In Darfur With A No Holds Barred Approach, John Bolton Provides A Unique Insight Into The Workings Of This Monolithic Institution And America S Place Within It.

10 thoughts on “Surrender Is Not an Option

  1. says:

    John Bolton is notoriously feisty, and his time at the UN was notoriously feisty as well As a journalist who covered his entire time here, I found it fascinating to read this account of what was actually going on in the meetings I spent many hours waiting outside of The strengths and weaknesses of Bolton s tenure are all on display in his writing here On the one hand, he has a commanding mastery of the issues, an unflinching willingness to call it as he sees it, and an ability to press ahead John Bolton is notoriously feisty, and his time at the UN was notoriously feisty as well As a journalist who covered his entire time here, I found it fascinating to read this account of what was actually going on in the meetings I spent many hours waiting outside of The strengths and weaknesses of Bolton s tenure are all on display in his writing here On the one hand, he has a commanding mastery of the issues, an unflinching willingness to call it as he sees it, and an ability to press ahead and get things done on the Security Council On the other hand, he has a complete disdain of the virtues of diplomatic niceties Few memoirs of any kind, let alone those of an Ambassador, carry as many incredulous exclamation points as this one does Although Bol...

  2. says:

    Bolton says, in great detail, what I have long suspected about the United Nations There is no doubt that the one nation one vote principle as fraudulent an analogy to real democracy as has ever been made completely dominates the UN program, budget, and management decision making, almost entirely to the detriment of the United States Accordingly, he condludes that only one UN reform is worth the effort, and without it nothing else will succeed Voluntary contributions must replace assessed Bolton says, in great detail, what I have long suspected about the United Nations There is no doubt that the one ...

  3. says:

    Best line His deputy perm rep, Adam Thomson, in one discussion, said plaintively, But that s the way we do things at the UN, Which was not an argument to make to me Behind his back, staffers at UKUN called Thomson, the son of a British diplomat, Harry Potter because of his resemblance to the character from the series of children s books Sadly, thereafter, I could never look at or listen to Thomson without immedi...

  4. says:

    Financial Times review says it better than I can Bolton writes badly, cannot tell a story and has no interesting new ideas Other than that, highly recommended.

  5. says:

    Probably one of theinteresting biographies I have read You get a TON of behind the scenes info during the Bush 42 years Really interesting insights into the UN and it begins to make why the UN is so useless and chock full of anti Semites Bolton takes us into his relationship with Colin Powell when he was at State and how they worked together to improve a few things and get out of some bad ones Great book fo...

  6. says:

    The book started out very dry reading, but it was interesting nonetheless A tip for how to read the book is one chapter at a time, as they can stand alone on their own content and merit Not sure if I would read any other books by this author however, this confession is not a regret in r...

  7. says:

    Wow John Bolton is an unbelievably angry man Surrender Is Not An Option is surely the most polemical of any memoir I ve read coming from the Bush Administration and it ll take a great deal of effort for any of Bolton s former colleagues to match his utter disdain for liberalism, multilateralism, Europeans especially, if somewhat surprisingly, the British , the UN, Democrats, centre ground Republicans, and pretty much anyone who Bolton has found in his crosshairs throughout his life John Wow...

  8. says:

    Bolton was a conservative ambassador to the UN He also had a lot of jobs at the Department of State Something about working for the government turns you into a person that writes in endless acronymns Readers had better pay attention If they don t, they will soon be deep into paragraphs about the EAP s position papers on the DPRK and they will have to read back a page or two to figure out that the EAP is the East Asia Pacific group and ...

  9. says:

    Somewhat of a biographical book about John Bolton, where you ll see Bolton s background as a lawyer as opposed to primarily being a diplomat Lawyers are trained to argue FOR their clients, while diplomats might seek to find compromises through negotiations Bolton is clearly of that first group One gets the clear impression that during his time as U.N Ambassador, he was an unapologetic advocate o...

  10. says:

    If I were purely rating the spirit of this book it would have been 4 or 5 stars, but this is a very academic style volume with nesting digressions, repetitions, and densely technical prose That Mr Bolton is a lawyer is no surprise The behind the scenes baseball about the UN is the strongest material There are ways to illustrate the endless meandering, contradictory, hypocritical machinations of the UN bureaucracy without being boring, and there are moments there the prose manages to wriggle If I were purely rating the spirit of this book it would have been 4 or 5 stars, but this is a very academic style volume with nesting digressions, repetitions, and d...

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