Primacy or World Order: American Foreign Policy Since the Cold War

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Primacy or World Order: American Foreign Policy Since the Cold War

By Stanley Hoffmann
McGraw-Hill, 1978
331 pp. $12.50
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A distinguished authority on international affairs argues that the U.S. must make the enhancement of world order, rather than balance of power, hegemony or isolation, the goal of foreign policy. But he is so realistic and unflinching in describing the difficulties of doing this that the reader is left doubting that it can ever happen. He laments, incidentally, the narrow perspectives and declining numbers of those being trained in the United States in international affairs.