Does anyone have recommendations for a good overview book on US foreign policy during the last 30 years? I'm looking for something with a skeptical bent and evidence-based approach and have no idea where to start, especially considering my limited knowledge of history.
For context, I'm currently making my way through Hitch 22 and I'm struggling to understand Christopher Hitchens' view on the war in Iraq. While I don't share his convictions on the war, I empathize with his frustrations that much of the intellectual left has failed miserably in defending free speech and slowly drifted into the isolationist camp post 9/11. I made the mistake of trying to find specific criticisms of Hitchens' view, and most of them turned out to be nothing more than accusations that he was a "sell out", "hate monger", or "drunk" (well, I can't argue with that last one).