The Best Laid Plans: The Origins of American Multilateralism by Stewart Patrick

By Stewart Patrick

Most sensible Laid Plans seems on the long-standing yet unresolved debate of the virtues and values of multilateralism vs. unilateralism in American international coverage. Stewart Patrick argues mix of tolerating identification commitments and new principles, in keeping with the teachings of modern, cataclysmic occasions, formed the coverage personal tastes of yank primary decision-makers within the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. even though steeped in heritage, the book's conclusions have large relevance for the modern period, as debates are rife in regards to the position of multilateral cooperation within the consciousness of U.S. international coverage ambitions.

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Foreign and security policy. In practice, this meant avoiding foreign entanglements abroad and preserving untrammeled sovereignty at home. This posture reflected a combination of strategic calculation and political culture. S. leaders were conscious of America’s relative weakness vis-à-vis the European powers, and they feared that involvement in foreign intrigue might corrupt their young nation’s political principles. S. confidence grew, this commitment to unilateralism came to include insistence on freedom of action in the Western Hemisphere.

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