Quest for Equilibrium: America and the Balance of Power on Land and Sea

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Quest for Equilibrium: America and the Balance of Power on Land and Sea

By George Liska
Johns Hopkins, 1977
254 pp. $14.00
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The author, professor of political science at Johns Hopkins, is a philosopher of international relations. This study, like all his work, provides no instant enlightenment, but will repay those who have the time and stamina to wrestle with close reasoning, complex syntax, and a high level of abstraction. To oversimplify: his argument is that the U.S. historically has avoided the choice of control through empire or through balance-of-power politics while periodically seeking a non-existent third stance - separation.

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