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Competitive Interference and Twentieth Century Diplomacy Hardcover – January, 1967
“An important contribution to the literature of American foreign policy. . . . A final quality worthy of note is Professor Cottam's use of data and findings from the area studies field. . . . It would be difficult to underestimate the value of the specific findings that someone familiar with a foreign area can bring to the analysis and study of international politics. More efforts of this kind would be welcomed, for they help to refute the popular criticism that theory must, for all time, be abstract and remote from reality.”
—Political Science Quarterly
“The marriage of history and political theory has been long delayed, and exponents of the separate disciplines have had their problems with methodology and terminology. In this work the author has made another of the valiant attempts to correlate experience and conjecture in order to understand the past and work more effectively for control of the future. . . . [His work] deals ambitiously with one of the more pressing problems of our time and is stimulating and original in many of its precepts.”
—American Historical Review
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