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The Crisis in American Diplomacy: Shots Across the Bow of the State Department
The Crisis in American Diplomacy: Shots Across the Bow of the State Department
By Smith Simpson
Christopher, 1980, 336 pp.

Twenty informed essays, written between 1955 and 1979, by a longtime Foreign Service officer. Simpson deplores the inadequate education of U.S. diplomats and calls for more effective administration of the Department of State. He concentrates on people, forms and techniques rather than on policy.