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Blind Oracles: Intellectuals and War from Kennan to Kissinger

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In this trenchant analysis, historian Bruce Kuklick examines the role of intellectuals in foreign policymaking. He recounts the history of the development of ideas about strategy and foreign policy during a critical period in American history: the era of the nuclear standoff between the United States and the Soviet Union.

The book looks at how the country's foremost thinker
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Paperback, 241 pages
Published August 5th 2007 by Princeton University Press (first published 2006)
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Matthew Linton
Very disappointing, particularly because I love Kuklick's other work. It reads more like a collection of essays than a book and they vary significantly in quality. There is an interesting chapter on Harvard's Kennedy School, but I have found most of his other snapshots (Kennan, Kissinger, RAND, etc.) done better elsewhere.
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