“The influence of Williams's The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
. . . is beyond challege. An iconoclastic attack upon conventional wisdom, it is equally important because it framed arguments about its subject. . . . No comprehensive scheme, no broad generalizations, and few but the narrowest studies of episodes in American foreign relations will be written, if they are to shine, without an awareness of and an accommodation to [this book].” (Bradford Perkins, University of Michigan, in Redefining the Past: Essays in Diplomatic History in Honor of William Appleman Williams
“Stimulating and provocative. . . . A highly interesting contribution to today's great foreign policy debate.” (American Historical Review
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About the Author
A former president of the Organization of American Historians, William Appleman Williams taught for many years at the University of Wisconsin and Oregon State University. His books include The Contours of American History, The Tragedy of American Diplomacy, and Empire as a Way of Life.
Andrew J. Bacevich is a professor of international relations and history at Boston University.
Lloyd C. Gardner is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University.