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The Resource Conservative internationalism : armed diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, Henry R. Nau

Conservative internationalism : armed diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, Henry R. Nau

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Conservative internationalism : armed diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan
Title
Conservative internationalism
Title remainder
armed diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan
Statement of responsibility
Henry R. Nau
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Debates about U.S. foreign policy have revolved around three main traditions--liberal internationalism, realism, and nationalism. In this book, distinguished political scientist Henry Nau delves deeply into a fourth, overlooked foreign policy tradition that he calls "conservative internationalism." This approach spreads freedom, like liberal internationalism; arms diplomacy, like realism; and preserves national sovereignty, like nationalism. It targets a world of limited government or independent "sister republics, " not a world of great power concerts or centralized international institutions.Nau explores conservative internationalism in the foreign policies of Thomas Jefferson, James Polk, Harry Truman, and Ronald Reagan. These presidents did more than any others to expand the arc of freedom using a deft combination of force, diplomacy, and compromise. Since Reagan, presidents have swung back and forth among the main traditions, overreaching under Bush and now retrenching under Obama. Nau demonstrates that conservative internationalism offers an alternative way. It pursues freedom but not everywhere, prioritizing situations that border on existing free countries--Turkey, for example, rather than Iraq. It uses lesser force early to influence negotiations rather than greater force later after negotiations fail. And it reaches timely compromises to cash in military leverage and sustain public support. A groundbreaking revival of a neglected foreign policy tradition, Conservative Internationalism shows how the United States can effectively sustain global leadership while respecting the constraints of public will and material resources"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73009/034
Index
index present
LC call number
E183.7
LC item number
.N378 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Conservative internationalism : armed diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, Henry R. Nau
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is conservative internationalism? -- America's foreign policy traditions -- Recent presidents: the pendulum swings -- Thomas Jefferson: empire of liberty -- James K. Polk: manifest destiny -- Harry S. Truman: liberty in Western Europe -- Ronald Reagan: liberty in Eastern Europe
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780691159317
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn841391629
Label
Conservative internationalism : armed diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, Henry R. Nau
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is conservative internationalism? -- America's foreign policy traditions -- Recent presidents: the pendulum swings -- Thomas Jefferson: empire of liberty -- James K. Polk: manifest destiny -- Harry S. Truman: liberty in Western Europe -- Ronald Reagan: liberty in Eastern Europe
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
321 pages
Isbn
9780691159317
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn841391629

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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