Diplomacy and the American Democracy

Diplomacy and the American Democracy

by David D. Newsom


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Diplomacy and the American Democracy by David D. Newsom

"David Newsom is a diplomat’s diplomat, cool under fire, experienced, wise." —Marvin Kalb

"This is a first-rate account of the role of diplomacy in the promotion of our national interest." —Edmund S. Muskie

"... a splendid book... " —Choice

"... it offers a point of view on foreign policy that is extremely valuable—that of the practitioner." —Perspective

"The book should be required reading for every foreign official about to deal for the first time with the United States and for every American contemplating a diplomatic career." —Foreign Affairs

"... thought-provoking... crisp, readable... rich with anecdotes... It is a gentle call worth heeding from a diplomat who knows the score." —The Christian Science Monitor

"... highly readable... Newsom offers commonsense advice and fresh insights. This is a book that belongs on every Foreign Service-related reading list." —Foreign Service Journal

"This is a lucid and a beautifully balanced book." —International Affairs

This book examines how diplomacy has changed since World War II and what Americans seem to want from foreign policy.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253204707
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 05/28/1988
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.46(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


I. A Changing Diplomacy
II. What Americans Want in Foreign Policy
III. Washington
IV. Diplomats and the Congress
V. Diplomacy and the Media
VI. The Pressure for Information
VII. The Third World
VIII. The Diplomacy of Human Rights
IX. The United States and Political Change
X. The Terrorist Threat to Diplomacy
XI. The Role Of Intelligence
XII. Diplomats and the Military
XIII. Diplomacy and Economic Assistance
XIV. Telling America’s Story
XV. The American Citizen
XVI. Diplomacy and American Democracy


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