Activism Replaces Isolationism: U.S. Public Attitudes, 1940-1975

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Activism Replaces Isolationism: U.S. Public Attitudes, 1940-1975

By H. Schuyler Foster
Foxhall Press, 1983
420 pp. $14.95
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The author was for many years a member of the Public Opinion Studies Staff of the State Department, with responsibility for analyzing American opinion on international issues. The book summarizes internal State Department "American Opinion Reports" and the results of public opinion polls. The material is descriptive, not analytical. Mr. Foster believes that the public will become better informed on foreign affairs "if this is made a deliberate objective."