What America Owes the World: The Struggle for the Soul of Foreign Policy

@inproceedings{Brands1998WhatAO,
  title={What America Owes the World: The Struggle for the Soul of Foreign Policy},
  author={Henry William Brands},
  year={1998}
}
Preface 1. Exceptionalists all! The first hundred years 2. Brooks Adams: Marx for imperialists 3. Walter Lippmann and a new republic for a new era 4. When the future worked and the trains ran on time: Lincoln Steffens 5. Dr Beard's garden 6. Kennan, Morgenthau, and the sources of superpower conduct 7. Reinhold Niebuhr and the foreign policy of original sin 8. God blinked, but Herman didn't 9. On Wisconsin: Madison and points left 10. The brief of Norman's woe: commentary and the new… 
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