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American Diplomacy

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780226431482
Author(s): George F. Kennan
Format: Paperback
Year: 2012
Edition: 60th
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Dimensions: 132 x 203 x 18 (w x l x h)
Pages: 192
Series: Walgreen Foundation Lectures

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For more than sixty years, George F. Kennan's "American Diplomacy" has been a standard work on American foreign policy. Drawing on his considerable diplomatic experience and expertise, Kennan offers an overview and critique of the foreign policy of an emerging great power whose claims to rightness often spill over into self-righteousness, whose ambitions conflict with power realities, whose judgmentalism precludes the interests of other states, and whose domestic politics frequently prevent prudent policies and result in overstretch. Keenly aware of the dangers of military intervention and the negative effects of domestic politics on foreign policy, Kennan identifies troubling inconsistencies in the areas between actions and ideals—even when the strategies in question turned out to be decided successes.
In this expanded sixtieth-anniversary edition, a substantial new introduction by John J. Mearsheimer, one of America's leading political realists, provides new understandings of Kennan's work and explores its continued resonance. As America grapples with its new role as one power among many—rather than as the "indispensable nation" that sees "further into the future"—Kennan's perceptive analysis of the past is all the more relevant. Today, as then, the pressing issue of how to wield power with prudence and responsibili Please click here to ask a question
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