The Romance of History: Essays in Honor of Lawrence S. Kaplan
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.
In this way , Paasikivi preserved Finland's internal autonomy while reassuring U.S. policymakers of his peoples ' basic pro - Western allegiance . Ruddy's article shows how an avowedly hard - line anticommunist administration exhibited ...
When he claims in his essay on European revisionism that it is " based for the most part on my limited encounters with European scholars at meetings in Western European centers over the past six years , " 6 one must realize that he is ...
In his 1982 article on Western Europe in " The American Century " ( a Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations ( SHAFR ] presidential address given in 1981 ) , he admitted that in the 1950s and 1960s , when the United States ...
NATO had fulfilled its primary function : protecting the West against Communist ambitions.14 The United States and the Western European states had been “ faced with an apparently powerful Soviet Union prepared to extend communism " into ...
... or U.S. presidential libraries contained classified NATO documents that were still unavailable in Brussels.16 Kaplan was also the first American to use in a fruitful way the records of NATO's predecessor , the Western Union .
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Diplomacy without Armaments 19451950
Answering the Call The First Inaugural Addresses of Thomas Jefferson and William Jefferson Clinton
Internationalism and the Republican Era
Public History Serves the Nation The Historical Service Board 19431945
Republican Party Politics Foreign Policy and the Election of 1952
Confronting Cold War Neutralism The Eisenhower Administration and Finland A Case Study
The Unwanted Alliance Portugal and the United States
WORKS BY LAWRENCE S KAPLAN
Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations Directed by Lawrence S Kaplan
The African Sojourn of the Council of Foreign Ministers Transnational Planning and AngloAmerican Diplomacy 19451948
Beyond the Waters Edge Liberal Internationalist and Pacifist Opposition to NATO