The Carter Implosion: Jimmy Carter and the Amateur Style of Diplomacy

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inauguration that he would launch that spiritual crusade with an assault against the iron tyranny of the Soviet Communist Party. Not since the era of John Foster Dulles had an American statesman undertaken a more ambitious and ultimately futile task.


NOTES
1.
The works are A World Restored ( Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957), Nuclear Weapons and Foreign Policy ( New York: Harper and Row, 1957), and "The White Revolutionary: Reflections on Bismark," Daedalus, Summer 1968, pp. 888-924; see Michael Roskin, "Henry A. Kissinger and the Global Balance of Power," in Frank J. Merli and Theodore A. Wilson, ed., Makers of American Diplomacy vol. 2, ( New York: Charles Scribner and Sons, 1974), p. 377; and William T. Weber, "Kissinger as Historian: A Historiographical Approach to Statesmanship," World Affairs, Summer 1978, pp. 40-56.
2.
Washington Post, May 8, 1945; Barton J. Bernstein, "Walter Lippmann and the Early Cold War," in Thomas G. Paterson, ed., Cold War Critics: Alternatives to American Foreign Policy in the Truman Years ( New York: Quadrangle, 1971), p. 28.
3.
Rusk's vision found its fullest expression in his address at Davidson, North Carolina, February 22, 1962; Richard P. Stebbins, ed., Documents on American Foreign Relations, 1962 ( New York: Simon and Schuster, 1963), pp. 15-27.
4.
Coral Bell, "Kissinger in Retrospect: The Diplomacy of Power Concert," International Affairs, April 1977, p. 203.
5.
Quoted in Time, December 22, 1975, p. 35.
6.
Secretary Kissinger Interviewed for The New York Times," Department of State Bulletin, November 11, 1974, p. 634.
7.
Henry Brandon, The Retreat of American Power ( New York: Doubleday, 1973).
8.
Quoted in the New York Times, January 20, 1977.
9.
See, for example, Conal Cruise O'Brian, "Modernization, Order and the Erosion of a Democratic Ideal," Journal of Development Studies, July 1972, pp. 352- 378.
10.
John Stoessinger, Henry Kissinger: The Anguish of Power ( New York: Norton, 1976), p. 14.
11.
New York Times, February 28, 1975; Zbigniew Brzezinski, "America in a Hostile World," Foreign Policy, Summer 1976, p. 73.
12.
Richard Holbrooke, "A Sense of Drift, A Time for Calm," Foreign Policy, Summer 1976, p. 106.
13.
Quoted in Norman A. Graebner, The Age of Global Power ( New York: John Wiley, 1979), p. 285.
14.
Betty Glad, Jimmy Carter ( New York: Norton, 1980), p. 315; Roger Morris, "Diplomatic Spoils," Harpers, November 1978, p. 69.
15.
Playboy, November 1976.
16.
Quoted in Robert Shogan, Promises to Keep: Carter's First Hundred Days ( New York: Crowell, 1977), p. 12.
17.
Ibid., pp. 220-221.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 2 - Some One Syllable Answers 19
  • Notes 32
  • 3 - Sort of a Beacon Light. . . ."" 35
  • Notes 49
  • 5 - The Challenge of Khomeini 65
  • Notes 82
  • Notes 119
  • 8 THE MALTHUSIAN NIGHTMARE AND THE PARADOX OF INVERSE POWER 121
  • Notes 139
  • 9 - Jimmy Carter, Zachary Taylor, and the 800th Lifetime 143
  • Notes 154
  • Suggestions for Further Reading 155
  • Index 157
  • About the Author 163
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