The Romance of History: Essays in Honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan

Přední strana obálky
Lawrence S. Kaplan, Scott L. Bills, E. Timothy Smith
Kent State University Press, 1997 - Počet stran: 304

The Romance of History is a collection of articles and essays which reflects the varied professional interests of eminent diplomatic historian Lawrence S. Kaplan. The collection is drawn largely from Kaplan's former students--accomplished scholars in their own right--but also features senior colleagues.

Throughout a lifetime of teaching and scholarship, Kaplan has accomplished one of the most important tasks of historians: to tell stories that enlightens and provoke. He has helped probe and define two vital areas of American history: the diplomacy of the early republics and the evolution of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Both eras were filled with challenges, risks, and policymakers alternately wise and unwise, brash and humble, idealistic and pragmatic; both eras were punctuated by crises that appeared to threaten the foundations of the nation; and, for Kaplan, both were linked by a common thread of reason and the patient effort to shape an effective diplomacy among shifting global rivals. The Romance of History is a tribute to a fine historian, demonstrating the range and scope of his interests.

Vyhledávání v knize

Co říkají ostatní - Napsat recenzi

Na obvyklých místech jsme nenalezli žádné recenze.

Vybrané stránky

Obsah

Perspectives on the Early Republic
3
NATO and the United States An Essay in Kaplanesque History
15
Keynote
33
Diplomacy without Armaments 19451950
35
Articles
51
Answering the Call The First Inaugural Addresses of Thomas Jefferson and William Jefferson Clinton
53
Internationalism and the Republican Era
68
Public History Serves the Nation The Historical Service Board 19431945
88
Republican Party Politics Foreign Policy and the Election of 1952
167
Confronting Cold War Neutralism The Eisenhower Administration and Finland A Case Study
196
The Unwanted Alliance Portugal and the United States
214
Notes
229
WORKS BY LAWRENCE S KAPLAN
279
Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations Directed by Lawrence S Kaplan
287
Contributors
293
Index
297

The African Sojourn of the Council of Foreign Ministers Transnational Planning and AngloAmerican Diplomacy 19451948
102
Beyond the Waters Edge Liberal Internationalist and Pacifist Opposition to NATO
142

Další vydání - Zobrazit všechny

Běžně se vyskytující výrazy a sousloví

Oblíbené pasáže

Strana 64 - If we remain one people, under an efficient government, the period is not far off when we may defy material injury from external annoyance; when we may take such an attitude as will cause the neutrality we may at any time resolve upon to be scrupulously respected...
Strana 62 - Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God, if ever He had a chosen people, whose breasts He has made His peculiar deposit for substantial and genuine virtue.
Strana 59 - And let us reflect that, having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions.
Strana 62 - Kindly separated by nature and a wide ocean from the exterminating havoc of one quarter of the globe; too high-minded to endure the degradations of the others; possessing a chosen country, with room enough for our descendants to the hundredth and thousandth generation; entertaining a due sense of our equal right to the use of our own faculties, to the acquisitions of our industry, to honor and confidence from our fellow citizens, resulting not from birth but from our actions and their sense of them...
Strana 63 - Still one thing more, fellow-citizens — a wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Strana 60 - The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Strana 59 - ... enlightened by a benign religion, professed, indeed, and practiced in various forms, yet all of them including honesty, truth, temperance, gratitude, and the love of man ; acknowledging and adoring an overruling Providence, which by all its dispensations proves that it delights in the happiness of man here and his greater happiness hereafter ; with all these blessings, what more is necessary to make us a happy and prosperous people?
Strana 73 - Mother, may I go out to swim?" "Yes, my darling daughter. Hang your clothes on a hickory limb But don't go near the water.
Strana 60 - I know, indeed, that some honest men fear that a republican government cannot be strong, that this government is not strong enough. But would the honest patriot, in the full tide of successful experiment, abandon a government which has so far kept us free and firm, on the theoretic and visionary fear that this government, the world's best hope, may by possibility want energy to preserve itself? I trust not.
Strana 59 - ... by doing them all the good in my power, and to be instrumental to the happiness and freedom of all. Relying, then, on the patronage of your good will, I advance with obedience to the work, ready to retire from it whenever you become sensible how much better choice it is in your power to make. And may that Infinite Power which rules the destinies of the universe lead our councils to what is best, and give them a favorable issue for your peace and prosperity.

Bibliografické údaje