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The Illusion Of Deterrence

The Roosevelt Presidency And The Origins Of The Pacific War, 1st Edition

By Abraham Ben-zvi


136 pages

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The aim of this book is to specifically, expose the conceptual origins of the American failure to deter Japan, to a higher level of understanding regarding the general limits of deterrence and of coercive diplomacy will be achieved.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Theoretical Framework -- The Policy Makers: A Bureaucratic Perspective -- Walsh, Drought, and Ickes: Two Conceptual Extremes -- Stimson, Morgenthau, and Hornbeck: The Global Approach -- Stimson, Morgenthau, Hornbeck, and the Military -- President Roosevelt and Ambassador Grew: The Pragmatic Approach -- Cordell Hull: The Idealistic Approach -- Synthesis and Conclusion: The Worldview, the Image, and the Shaping of American Policy Toward Japan

About the Author

BRAHAM BEN-ZVI is professor in the Department of Political Science and a research fellow at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University. In addition, Professor Ben-Zvi will become, in October 1998, the head of the Morris E. Ruriel Center for International Studies, Tel Aviv University. He is author of The Illusion of Deterrence: The Roosevelt Presidency and the Origins of the Pacific War and The United States and Israel: The Limits of the Special Relationship (Columbia).

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