The Era of Epic Summitry

  title={The Era of Epic Summitry},
  author={Mark Atwood Lawrence},
  journal={Reviews in American History},
  pages={616 - 623}
  • M. Lawrence
  • Published 13 December 2008
  • Political Science
  • Reviews in American History
Should governments deal with their foreign adversaries by pursuing high-level talks or by refusing to negotiate at all? The question, an old one for political leaders and diplomats, has seldom been so explicitly debated as it was during the U.S. presidential campaign in 2008. Democratic nominee Barack Obama declared himself willing to meet face-to-face with the leaders of hostile nations, notably Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As long as American leaders practiced "aggressive… 


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