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.
1. Introduction: Notes on a Lively Half-Century 2. The American Diplomatic Revolution 3. Marx was a City Boy 4. The Fallacy of the Fertile Gondolas and a Reply 5. The Long Run and the Short Run 6. Some Lessons of History for Africa 7. The Planning of Foreign Policy 8. The Challenge of Democracy in Developing Nations 9. The Sharing of the Good Life 10. The Anglo-American Situation (1969) 11. The Irrelevance of the Relevant 12. An Historian Looks at History: 1970 13. The Politics of Arms Control or How to Make Nuclear Weapons Wither Away 14. For East and West, Avenues, Not Ruts 15. Two Items About LBJ 16. Foreign Policy: The President, Congress, and Public Opinion 17. What Economic Path for Western Europe? 18. Charting a Course Toward 1988