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Star-Spangled Mirror: A Father's Legacy Shapes John Kerry's Worldview
     

Star-Spangled Mirror: A Father's Legacy Shapes John Kerry's Worldview

by Richard J. Kerry, Franklin Foer (Foreword by)
 
The Star-Spangled Mirror captures the dilemma of America's continuing reliance on an enduring fallacy of foreign policy-the assumption that other people ought to share our view of world order. Dr. Richard Kerry argues that from the time of Woodrow Wilson's aim to organize the world order in accordance with assumptions of democratic universalism, this vision of the

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The Star-Spangled Mirror captures the dilemma of America's continuing reliance on an enduring fallacy of foreign policy-the assumption that other people ought to share our view of world order. Dr. Richard Kerry argues that from the time of Woodrow Wilson's aim to organize the world order in accordance with assumptions of democratic universalism, this vision of the world has remained central to U.S. foreign policy. The Star-Spangled Mirror will be considered an important addition to the history of American foreign policy and as required reading for current and future policy makers.

Editorial Reviews

Foreign Affairs
Although the book was written before the Cold War was clearly over, the nation's behavior in the Gulf War indicates that the message still has some validity.
Jerome Bruner
Richard Kerry shows not only great sensitivity to political issues, but also to the psychological factors that shape American thinking about foreign policy.
Stanley Hoffmann
A subtle and perceptive essay that shows how American beliefs and political culture have shaped American foreign policy, often distorted our statemen's understanding of reality, and led to an exaggerated view of America's ability to transform the world.
George C. Lodge
This is a clear and well-written plea to America's leaders to abandon illusions of the past and define our national purpose in the world realistically.
David P. Calleo
Raises fundamental questions about the liabilities of our national political culture for the practice of a reasonable long-term foreign policy.
Douglas Brinkley
So much of [Senator John Kerry’s] foreign policy worldview comes straight from Richard Kerry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742542891
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.98(w) x 6.06(h) x 0.54(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kerry's career in the State Department and Foreign Service included service as executive assistant to Senator Walter F. George, and special advisor to President Eisenhower on NATO and bipartisan foreign policy.

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