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Dullesian Ad Hoc Raison d’état Rehabilitated

February 2000

By Nick Sarantakes  John Foster Dulles: Piety, Pragmatism, and Power in U.S. Foreign Policy By Richard H. Immerman (Wilmington, Delaware: SR Books, 1999. Pp. xxvi, 221.)   In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Richard Immerman was part of a … Read more

The Electronic Herd vs. The Tortoise

September 1999

Review by Adam Yarmolinsky   The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization By Thomas L. Friedman (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Pp. xix, 394. $27.50 cloth.)   Returning to Tokyo on a bullet train from a visit … Read more

The Diplomatic Sage of Monticello

September 1999

Review by John M. Belohlavek Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire By Lawrence S. Kaplan (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1999. Pp. xvii, 198 . $50 cloth; $17.95 paper.)   When Scholarly Resources sought to identify an author to … Read more

Where Are the Cubans in This War?

September 1999

  By Nancy Mitchell   The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography By Louis A. Perez, Jr. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. Pp. xvi, 168 . $16.95 paper.)   Rarely … Read more

The Washington-Tel Aviv Axis

June 1999

Decade of Transition: Eisenhower, Kennedy, and the Origins of the American-Israeli Alliance By Abraham Ben-Zvi (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Pp. xxii, 219. $17.50 paper) The Washington-Tel Aviv Axisby Paul Sullivan THE PURPOSE OF THIS WELL-WRITTEN AND highly readable … Read more

Review of We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History

April 1999

We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History By John Lewis Gaddis (Clarendon Press, Oxford. 1997. 425 pages. $14.99 paper.) American Diplomacy published an essay by Professor John Lewis Gaddis titled “The New Cold War History” in its Autumn 1998 issue … Read more