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The Making of the Diplomatic Mind: The Training, Outlook, and Style of United States Foreign Service Officers, 1908-1931

The Making of the Diplomatic Mind: The Training, Outlook, and Style of United States Foreign Service Officers, 1908-1931
By Robert D. Schulzinger
237 pp, Wesleyan University Press, 1975
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A subtle study of the currents of thought, policy, and special interest which produced reforms in the Foreign Service under the Rogers Act of 1924. The book is an example of how good historical research has revised the old cliché of the 1920s as a period of sterile, thoughtless isolationism.