“Stimulating and provocative. . . . A highly interesting contribution to today's great foreign policy debate.” (American Historical Review)
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Excellent book. Foreign policy of U.S. Presented in clear concise easily understood terms. My opinion (as 8 year Viet Nam era USN vet who was at Yorktown Naval Weapons Station... Read morePublished 16 months ago by caseyat bat
Tragedy broke with the traditions of exceptionalism that is still strong today. Even half a century later it is still a challenge to to scholarship of American foreign relations.Published 21 months ago by Mark Bebawi
This was such a difficult book for me to read. Maybe it's because politics and history don't interest me, but it was soo tedious for me to read. Read morePublished on November 21, 2012 by Diamante
Williams is the father of the revisionist myth that everything that went wrong with the world in the 20th Century was the fault of the United States. Read morePublished on March 24, 2012 by John Desmond
In The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, William Appleman Williams argues that U.S. foreign policy has, from the late nineteenth century, been guided primarily by the drive for... Read morePublished on September 17, 2011 by Yvette Adele Spratt
William Appleman Williams critique of Pax America was a brave intellectual opening on the heals of McCarthyism. Read morePublished on July 13, 2009 by J. Gwinn
"The Tragedy of American Diplomacy" was an important book when it was published in 1959 at the height of the Cold War. Read morePublished on May 15, 2008 by not me
This book seeks to overthrow perceptions of American diplomacy and foreign policy. The thesis is simple and typical: America was never isolationist, there was always a hidden... Read morePublished on December 3, 2006 by Seth J. Frantzman