"Clear-eyed and harrowing"

Thai Jones in Dissent — "Firestorm: Napalm and the American Century" in the Summer 2013 edition:

Robert M. Neer’s clear-eyed and harrowing new account surveys this infamous technology from both perspectives. This is history, in a literal sense, from above and below. Using napalm as a symbol for American global influence acutely demonstrates the political trajectory of a superpower, from impetuous upstart to tortured giant to—finally—chastened hegemon.

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