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Written in 1950, NSC 68 laid out the rationale for American Cold War strategy.  This volume includes the complete text of NSC 68, followed by commentaries from former officials, specialists on American foreign policy, and American and foreign scholars.  Ernest May's analytical essays discuss the many ways in which this historical document can be read, remembered, and understood.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 209-211) and index.

About the Author

Ernest R. May is one of the leading diplomatic historians in the United States. He is the Charles Warren Professor of History at Harvard University, where he has taught for over three decades and served as dean of Harvard College, director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government, and chair of the History Department. In 1988 he won the Gravemeyer Award for Ideas Contributing to World Order. Among his many books, the most recent are Thinking in Time: The Uses of History for Decision Makers, and The Making of the Monroe Doctrine. He is also the advisory editor to the Bedford Books in American History series.

Table of Contents

  Foreword

  Preface

    

  Introduction: NSC 68: The Theory and Politics of Strategy

    

PART I. THE DOCUMENT

    

    NSC 68: United States Objectives and Programs for National Security (April 14, 1950)

    

PART II. COMMENTARIES

    

  1. Biases, Official and Scholarly

    

  2. Eyewitness Testimony

    George F. Kennan, Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1947-1950

    Dean Acheson, Secretary of State, 1949-1953

    Paul H. Nitze, Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1950-1953

    

  3. Later Officials' Retrospects

    Robert R. Bowie, Director of the State Department Policy Planning Staff, 1953-1957

    Carl Kaysen, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 1961-1963

    Robert D. Blackwill, Assistant to the President for European and Soviet Affairs, 1989-1990

    Georgi M. Kornienko, American Expert, Foreign Ministry of the USSR, 1949-1990

    

  4. Interpreters of U.S. Foreign Policy

    Realism: Paul Y. Hammond

    Revisionism: William Appleman Williams

    Neorealism: Samuel F. Wells, Jr.

    Postrevisionism: John Lewis Gaddis

    Post-Postrevisionism: Lloyd Gardner

    

  5. American Interpreters of American History

    U.S. Political History: Alonzo L. Hamby

    U.S. Intellectual History: Bruce Kuklick

    U.S. Cultural History: Emily S. Rosenberg

    

  6. A World Historian and a Social Scientist

    Modern World History: Walter McDougall

    International Relations and Foreign Policy Theory: Deborah Welch Larson

    

  7. Foreign Scholars

    The United Kingdom: Zara Steiner

    Germany: Helga Haftendorn

    Norway: Geir Lundestad

    Russia: Vladislav Zubok

    People's Republic of China: Shu Guang Zhang

    

  8. Afterword

    

APPENDICES

    

  Chronology of the Cold War, 1944-1954

  Some Public Opinion Polls, 1948-1951

  Suggestions for Further Reading

    

  Index

    

  The Postwar Division of Europe (map)

  The Spread of Communism in China and Korea (map)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312066376
Editor:
May, Ernest R.
Introduction:
May, Ernest R.
Introduction by:
May, Ernest R.
Introduction:
May, Ernest R.
Editor:
May, Ernest R.
Author:
May, Ernest R.
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Location:
Boston :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Government and political science
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Military policy
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States Military policy.
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Bedford Books in American History
Series Volume:
9348
Publication Date:
19930331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.48 x 0.355 in

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