Political Realism and the Crisis of World Politics

Political Realism and the Crisis of World Politics

by Kenneth W. Thompson




In this arresting volume Kenneth Thompson has combined academic research with acute observation in approximately equal proportions. Research has been focused on the theories and practices of those who, whether in thought or action, have played an influential part in the development of American foreign policy during the past decades.

Originally published in 1960.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804616492
Publisher: Associated Faculty Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/28/1971
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

  • Frontmatter, pg. i
  • Preface, pg. vii
  • Contents, pg. xi
  • 1. Main Currents of an American Approach to International Politics: Philosophers, Columnists, and Policy Planners, pg. 3
  • 2. Liberalism and Conservatism in American Statecraft, pg. 62
  • 3. Statesmen as Philosophers: Written and Living Theories, pg. 91
  • 4. The Limits of Principle in International Politics: Necessity and the New Balance of Power, pg. 135
  • 5. The Problem of Isolationism and Collective Security, pg. 174
  • 6. The American Dilemma, pg. 203
  • Epilogue, pg. 245
  • Selected Readings, pg. 253
  • Index, pg. 257

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