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Myths, Models, and U. S. Foreign Policy: The Cultural Shaping of Three Cold Warriors

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Draws on primary sources to trace the political evolution of John Foster Dulles, Averel Harriman, and Robert McNamara, teasing out the mechanisms by which culture shapes policy outcomes. Twing (political science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute) finds that each was shaped by at least one central US myth, or representational character, and that all three behaved politically in ways consistent with their cultural worldviews. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555877668
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1998
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Culture and U.S. Foreign Policy 1
2 Myths and Representative Characters in U.S. Culture 13
3 The Cold War Evangelism of John Foster Dulles 51
4 The Enterprising Diplomacy of Averell Harriman 93
5 Robert McNamara: Cold War Manager 145
6 Assessing the Cultural Shaping Process 187
Selected Bibliography 197
Index 203
About the Book 213
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