Essays on a Half-Century:

Essays on a Half-Century

"Ideas, Policies, and Action", 1st Edition

By W. W. Rostow


200 pages

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This volume reflects an effort to bring ideas to bear on major issues of domestic and foreign policy. It is an interaction of the author's working in academic and working in the realm of public service.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction: Notes on a Lively Half-Century -- The American Diplomatic Revolution -- Marx Was a City Boy -- The Fallacy of the Fertile Gondolas and a Reply -- The Long Run and the Short Run -- Some Lessons of History for Africa -- The Planning of Foreign Policy -- The Challenge of Democracy in Developing Nations -- The Sharing of the Good Life -- The Anglo-American Situation (1969) -- The Irrelevance of the Relevant -- An Historian Looks at History: 1970 -- The Politics of Arms Control or How to Make Nuclear Weapons Wither Away -- For East and West, Avenues, Not Ruts -- Two Items About LBJ -- Foreign Policy: The President, Congress, and Public Opinion -- What Economic Path for Western Europe? -- Charting a Course Toward 1988

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