Myths, Models, and U.S. Foreign Policy

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Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1998 - Political Science - 213 pages
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In what ways does national culture influence the direction of US foreign policy? This study analyzes how certain cultural elements influenced the policy preferences and policymaking behaviours of three Cold War-era statesmen - John Foster Dulles, Averell Harriman and Robert McNamara.

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Contents

Philosophical Writings19341940
54
The Puritan Emerges
62
The Foggy Bottom Years
71
Consistent Sinophobia
79
Into the World of Business
97
Envoy to Churchill
102
Confronting the World Bully
111
Governor and Critic of the New Look
120
The Ford Years
149
Managing the Cuban Missile Crisis
158
Managing the Vietnam Conflict
164
Leaving the Pentagon
177
Assessing the Cultural Shaping Process
187
Cultural Analysis as a Complement to Other
193
Index
203
Copyright

Struggling for Influence with LBJ
132

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