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Ideals and Self-Interest in America's Foreign Relations
Ideals and Self-Interest in America's Foreign Relations
By Robert Endicott Osgood
University of Chicago Press, 1953, 491 pp

An analysis of American foreign policy in the twentieth century, with the aim of uncovering both the sources of past American conduct and the principles of future conduct, largely in terms of what the author takes to be the enduring conflict between universal ideals and national self-interest. The author tends to be on the "realist" side in this debate.