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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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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
Biographical or historical data
Henry R. Nau is professor of political science and international affairs in the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University
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Nau, Henry R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Diplomatic relations
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Political Science
  • Diplomatic relations
  • HISTORY / United States / General
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Conservative Internationalism : Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, Henry R. Nau
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Thomas Jefferson: EMPIRE OF LIBERTY
  • Chapter 5. James K. Polk: MANIFEST DESTINY
  • Chapter 6. Harry S. Truman: LIBERTY IN WESTERN EUROPE
  • Chapter 7. Ronald Reagan: LIBERTY IN EASTERN EUROPE
  • Conclusion: FREEDOM AND FORCE
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Traditions of the Eagle
  • Chapter 1. What Is Conservative Internationalism?
  • Chapter 2. America's Foreign Policy Traditions
  • Chapter 3. Recent Presidents: THE PENDULUM SWINGS
Control code
ocn984656900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873722
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc61bv8
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984656900
Label
Conservative Internationalism : Armed Diplomacy under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, Henry R. Nau
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 4. Thomas Jefferson: EMPIRE OF LIBERTY
  • Chapter 5. James K. Polk: MANIFEST DESTINY
  • Chapter 6. Harry S. Truman: LIBERTY IN WESTERN EUROPE
  • Chapter 7. Ronald Reagan: LIBERTY IN EASTERN EUROPE
  • Conclusion: FREEDOM AND FORCE
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the Paperback Edition
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction. Traditions of the Eagle
  • Chapter 1. What Is Conservative Internationalism?
  • Chapter 2. America's Foreign Policy Traditions
  • Chapter 3. Recent Presidents: THE PENDULUM SWINGS
Control code
ocn984656900
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (352 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873722
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873722
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc61bv8
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)984656900

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