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Interest and Ideology: The Foreign Policy Beliefs of American Businessmen

Interest and Ideology: The Foreign Policy Beliefs of American Businessmen

By Bruce M. Russett and Elizabeth C. Hanson

Freeman, 1975, 296 pp.

A thorough analysis, using modern statistical techniques, of the responses of businessmen, military officers, and other elite groups to questionnaires on ends and means of foreign policy. The results are too complicated to summarize, but, in general, business leaders are less hawkish than military officers, but not as supportive of military spending and operations as some anti-business authors claim. The opinions of the business press and the performance of the stock market are also examined.