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By George F. Kennan,John J. Mearsheimer

For greater than sixty years, George F. Kennan’s American Diplomacy has been a customary paintings on American overseas coverage. Drawing on his enormous diplomatic adventure and services, Kennan bargains an summary and critique of the overseas coverage of an rising nice strength whose claims to rightness frequently spill over into self-righteousness, whose targets clash with strength realities, whose judgmentalism precludes the pursuits of different states, and whose household politics usually hinder prudent rules and lead to overstretch. Keenly conscious of the risks of army intervention and the unwanted effects of household politics on international coverage, Kennan identifies troubling inconsistencies within the parts among activities and ideals—even whilst the techniques in query grew to become out to be determined successes.

In this multiplied sixtieth-anniversary version, a considerable new advent via John J. Mearsheimer, one in every of America’s major political realists, presents new understandings of Kennan’s paintings and explores its endured resonance. As the USA grapples with its new function as one energy between many—rather than because the “indispensable kingdom” that sees “further into the future”—Kennan’s perceptive research of the previous is all of the extra appropriate. this present day, as then, the urgent factor of the way to wield strength with prudence and accountability is still, and Kennan’s cautions concerning the expense of hubris are nonetheless well timed. Refreshingly candid, American Diplomacy cuts to the guts of coverage matters that remain hotly debated today.

“These celebrated lectures, introduced on the college of Chicago in 1950, have been for a few years the main extensively learn account of yankee international relations within the first 1/2 the 20th century.”—Foreign Affairs, major Books of the final seventy five Years

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