American diplomacy

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Mearsheimer, John J., Writer of added commentary
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.


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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction327.73 KENNAChecked OutDecember 15, 2021


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60th-anniversary expanded edition.
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lii, 192 pages ; 21 cm
9780226431482, 0226431487


Includes bibliographical references.
"For more than sixty years, George F. Kennan's American Diplomacy has been a standard work on American foreign policy. Drawing on his considerable diplomatic experience and expertise, Kennan offers an overview and critique of the foreign policy of an emerging great power whose claims to rightness often spill over into self-righteousness, whose ambitions conflict with power realities, whose judgmentalism precludes the interests of other states, and whose domestic politics frequently prevent prudent policies and result in overstretch. Keenly aware of the dangers of military intervention and the negative effects of domestic politics on foreign policy, Kennan identifies troubling inconsistencies in the areas between actions and ideals -- even when the strategies in question turned out to be decided successes. In this expanded sixtieth-anniversary edition, a substantial new introduction by John J. Mearsheimer, one of America's leading political realists, provides new understandings of Kennan's work and explores its continued resonance. As America grapples with its new role as one power among many -- rather than as the 'indispensable nation' that sees 'further into the future' -- Kennan's perceptive analysis of the past is all the more relevant. Today, as then, the pressing issue of how to wield power with prudence and responsibility remains, and Kennan's cautions about the cost of hubris are still timely. Refreshingly candid, American Diplomacy cuts to the heart of policy issues that continue to be hotly debated today."--Publisher's description.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Kennan, G. F. 1., & Mearsheimer, J. J. (2012). American diplomacy (60th-anniversary expanded edition.). The University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kennan, George F. 1904-2005 and John J., Mearsheimer. 2012. American Diplomacy. Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Kennan, George F. 1904-2005 and John J., Mearsheimer. American Diplomacy Chicago ; London: The University of Chicago Press, 2012.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Kennan, George F. 1904-2005,, and John J. Mearsheimer. American Diplomacy 60th-anniversary expanded edition., The University of Chicago Press, 2012.

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