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Reconstructing Consensus: American Foreign Policy Since The Vietnam War
Reconstructing Consensus: American Foreign Policy Since The Vietnam War
By Richard A. Melanson
St. Martin's, 1990, 248 pp
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Employing the method of "structured, focused comparison" the author asks a set of identical questions about the Nixon, Carter and Reagan administrations. Writing before the crisis in the Persian Gulf, he concluded that a superficial consensus had been attained even before President Bush sent American forces into combat.