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The tragedy of American diplomacy / William Appleman Williams.

by Williams, William Appleman.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2009Edition: 50th anniversary ed.Description: xvii, 328 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780393334746 (pbk.); 0393334740 (pbk.).Subject(s): United States -- Foreign relations -- 20th century | ამერიკის დიპლომატიის ტრაგედია დიპლომატიის ტრაგედია დიპლომატიაDDC classification: 327.73009/04
Contents:
Introduction: History and the transcendence of the tragic -- Imperial anticolonialism -- The transformation of the expansionist outlook -- The crisis of the 1890s and the turn to imperialism -- The imperialism of idealism -- The rising tide of revolution -- The legend of isolationism -- A great debate over the tactics of empire -- The internationalization of business -- The war for the American frontier -- The nightmare of Depression and the vision of omnipotence -- Roosevelt and Stalin confront the dilemmas of victory -- The open door policy and the onset of the Cold War -- A new vision of omnipotence and a misreading of history prompt the United States to overplay its hand -- The diplomacy of the vicious circle -- The impotence of nuclear supremacy -- The terrifying momentum toward disaster -- Conclusion: The wisdom of an open door for revolutions -- Afterword: Tragedy renewed / by Andrew J. Bacevich.
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Originally published: Cleveland : World Pub. Co., c1959.

Includes bibliographical references.

Introduction: History and the transcendence of the tragic -- Imperial anticolonialism -- The transformation of the expansionist outlook -- The crisis of the 1890s and the turn to imperialism -- The imperialism of idealism -- The rising tide of revolution -- The legend of isolationism -- A great debate over the tactics of empire -- The internationalization of business -- The war for the American frontier -- The nightmare of Depression and the vision of omnipotence -- Roosevelt and Stalin confront the dilemmas of victory -- The open door policy and the onset of the Cold War -- A new vision of omnipotence and a misreading of history prompt the United States to overplay its hand -- The diplomacy of the vicious circle -- The impotence of nuclear supremacy -- The terrifying momentum toward disaster -- Conclusion: The wisdom of an open door for revolutions -- Afterword: Tragedy renewed / by Andrew J. Bacevich.

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