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The must-read summary of David J. Rothkopf's book: “Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of America’s Power”.This complete summary of "Running the World" by David J. Rothkopf, a renowned political scientist, presents his insight into what must happen with the National Security Council if America wants to protect its people and remain a major global leader in the future.Added-value of this summary:• Save time• Understand the role and powers of the National Security Council• Expand your knowledge of American politicsTo learn more, read "Running the World" and discover how the National Security Council is currently threatened with collapse, and what must change in the interests of national and international security.

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Book Presentation: Running the World by David J. Rothkopf

Book Abstract

Running the World explores the inner workings of the National Security Council from its inception to the present; the people and relationships that have made up the council over the years; and the occasions that have been victories or failures for the council.

Rothkopf offers insight into what must happen regarding the NSC if America is to maintain its position in world leadership in the years to come.

About the Author

David J. Rothkopf served as Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade in the Clinton administration. He also served as managing director of Kissinger Associates and Chairman and CEO of Intellibridge Corporation. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Chairman and CEO of The Rothkopf Group, LLC.

Summary of Running the World (David J. Rothkopf)

The Committee in Charge of Running the World

Title I of the National Security Act of 1947 created the National Security Council (NSC) consisting of, among others, the President, Vice President and Secretaries of State and Defense. The Act also created the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Central Intelligence Agency. Despite this legal definition, the NSC’s structure is fluid and largely shaped by each President.

Greatness Thrust upon Them

When Harry Truman assumed the Presidency upon the death of Franklin Roosevelt, he was utterly unprepared, given Roosevelt’s policy of keeping information mostly to himself. Yet Truman quickly brought himself up to speed, calling for briefings and reports summarizing the diplomatic problems in Europe. He believed that America had a set of global responsibilities, particularly given the failure to “win the peace” following World War I.