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The Tragedy of American Diplomacy

The Tragedy of American Diplomacy

By William Appleman Williams

World Publishing Co., 1959, 219 pp.

An interesting and provocative critical analysis of American foreign policy in the twentieth century. The author's central theme of the unhappy continuity of "open-door imperial expansion" is obviously debatable, as is his interpretation of the mainsprings of Soviet policy--a highly relevant factor in any discussion of the American position.