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Von Kissinger zu Carter
Von Kissinger zu Carter
By Gebhart Schweigler
Oldenbourg, 1982, 514 pp

A major work on American foreign policy in the Nixon-Carter years, written by a German political scientist with a Harvard doctorate. The focus is on détente and the domestic determinants of American foreign policy. Nixon and Kissinger lost domestic support and Carter, the inexperienced outsider, could not regain it. The book offers a serious account of American policies and, incidentally, affords a glimpse of European apprehensions regarding America's capacity for leadership.