The American Encounter: The United States And The Making Of The Modern World: Essays From 75 Years Of Foreign Affairs
Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the world’s leading journal of international relations, a distinction earned by providing the most insightful and far-reaching commentary on global politics and economic policy available anywhere. America has increasingly played a pivotal role in world events, whether military, political, economic, or ideological, and Fo...more
Paperback, 672 pages
Published August 28th 1998 by Basic Books
(first published 1997)
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An excellent overview of US foreign policy ideas and history, spanning most of the 20th century and ordered chronologically. I was especially struck with how current many of the arguments seemed (or perhaps another way to state that would be that I was surprised at how outdated current thinking is). I especially enjoyed the mid-century section, containing WEB Dubois' essay on the economic transition of Africa and Margaret Mead's take on economic development indices.