A World of Men: The Private Sources of American Foreign Policy

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A World of Men: The Private Sources of American Foreign Policy

By Lloyd S. Etheredge
MIT Press, 1978
178 pp. $12.50
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No one doubts that the personalities of leaders influence the decisions they make. But the author, using questionnaires answered by middle-ranking officials and secondary accounts of the behavior of high officials, claims a very large and dangerous role for "personality intrusions," especially in decisions involving the use of force. Provocative but unconvincing.

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