Diffidence And Ambition: The Intellectual Sources Of U.s. Foreign Policy, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Diffidence And Ambition

The Intellectual Sources Of U.s. Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

By Carlo Maria Santoro


316 pages

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This book argues that the period of U.S. neutrality at the beginning of World War II was crucial in developing the concepts of interdependence and national security that remain integral to U.S. foreign policy today.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The American Theorem 2. The International Context and the Analytical Categories 3. Interdependence and National Security: The Two Pillars of U.S. Foreign Policy 4. The Case Study: The Council on Foreign Relations 5. Coexistence with Nazi Europe: One Scenario 6. The Grand Area and Self-sufficiency: Another Scenario 7. Anglo-American Relations and the Atlantic System 8. The Expansion of the Western Hemisphere 9. Defending the Continent 10. Greenland and Iceland 11. The War and Peace Studies and the Concept of National Security 12. Conclusion: The Pearl and the Oyster

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