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American Diplomacy (Expanded Edition) / Edition 1

American Diplomacy (Expanded Edition) / Edition 1

by George F. Kennan
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    ISBN-13: 2900226431474
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Publication date: 03/15/1985
    Series: Walgreen Foundation Lectures Series
    Edition description: Expanded edition
    Pages: 187
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    George F. Kennan, former ambassador to the Soviet Union and to Yugoslavia, is Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.

    Table of Contents

    Foreword, 1985
    Part I
    Charles R. Walgreen Foundation Lectures
    I. The War with Spain
    II. Mr. Hippisley and the Open Door
    III. America and the Orient
    IV. World War I
    V. World War II
    VI. Diplomacy in the Modern World
    Part II
    The Sources of Soviet Conduct
    America and the Russian Future
    Part III
    Grinnell Lectures
    I. Reflections on the Walgreen Lectures
    II. American Diplomacy and the Military

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    American Diplomacy (Expanded Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
    Scapegoats on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
    A great set of essays (based on lectures) by the father of Containment. It is less history than commentary. In fact, some of the details of his history are shaky. That doesn't diminish from the insight of his commentary, though. This was aimed at an early Cold War audience, but still resonates in the 21st century. He identifies problems with ideology in foreign policy as well as the dangers of a shaky policy-making process. His arguments about the fallacy "unconditional surrender" as a viable goal is compelling. He also states that "war is a beginning, not an end", which is something Americans in general need to understand. While some of the specifics in his examples are suspect, his conclusions can't be dismissed. A must read for anyone interested in foreign policy.
    Guest More than 1 year ago
    In a clearly organized book, Kennan examines the critical points of international diplomacy between the United States and the rest of the world. I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in American diplomacy.