Praised for their “clarity of expression . . . devastating directness” and “coruscating wit” (Washington Post), Andrew Bacevich’s bestselling books include The Limits of Power, America’s War for the Greater Middle East, and Twilight of the American Century. A professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University, he served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, retiring as a colonel.His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the London Review of Books, and the American Conservative, among other publications. In The Age of Illusions, Bacevich offers a comprehensive account of the post–Cold War American blunders and misconceptions that gave rise to the Trump era.