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A Widening Atlantic?: Domestic Change and Foreign Policy
A Widening Atlantic?: Domestic Change and Foreign Policy
By Ralf Dahrendorf and Theodore C. Sorensen
Council on Foreign Relations, 1986, 107 pp.

In separate essays, a European sociologist and an American lawyer, both with experience in public life, consider whether several decades of social, economic and political change have undermined the alliance between Western Europe and the United States created in the first postwar years. Professor Dahrendorf provides an interesting analysis of the "Europeanization of Europe" and the "Americanization of America." Mr. Sorensen examines some of the main fears Europeans have about the U.S. and the "democratization of American foreign policy." Both arrive at quite positive conclusions about the durability of the alliance but call for adjustments in the way things are done. This book is a contribution to the Council on Foreign Relations' ongoing study of Europe and America.