The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation
Strobe Talbott became president of the Brookings Institution in 2002 after his tenure as founding director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. He served in the State Department from 1993 to 2001, first as Ambassador-at-large and special adviser to the Secretary of State for the new independent states of the Soviet Union, then as Deputy Secretary of State. Talbott entered government after 21 years with TIME magazine, where he covered Eastern Europe, the State Department, and the White House. He also served as TIME's Washington bureau chief, editor-at-large, and foreign affairs columnist. Talbott's books include The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nation (Simon & Schuster, 2008) and The Russia Hand: A Memoir of Presidential Diplomacy (Random House, 2002). He has written for Foreign Affairs, The New Yorker, The Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Slate.
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