From Library Journal
The dean of American revisionist historians, Williams produced three decades ago path-breaking, controversial historical analysis that is as fresh and pointed today as at its inception. A heavy influence on modern historians, Williams was among the first to articulate a view of American history as a record of self-serving economic and imperialistic activity and to explain U.S.-Soviet relations within that framework. Williams challenged the traditional explanation of the Cold War as a product of Soviet aggression and was a strident contemporary critic of the United States's policy of containment as espoused by George Frost Kennan. These 19 selections include two previously unpublished essays. Together they form a valuable summary of the thinking of one of our most potent intellectuals. A most appropriate acquisition for libraries serving undergraduate as well as graduate students.- Susan E. Parker, Harvard Law Sch. Lib.
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Path-breaking, controversial analysis that is as fresh and pointed today as at its inception. (Susan E. Parker Library Journal
Voluminous writing... the historian whose perspectives about the United States and its relations with the world challenged and altered conventional interpretations of American diplomatic history. (Journal of the Early Republic
A splendid collection from his works...a real treat. (Virginia Quarterly Review
Concise. (Paul Buhle and Eric Rice-Maximin Dissent)