The United States in the World Arena: An Essay in Recent History

The United States in the World Arena: An Essay in Recent History

The United States in the World Arena: An Essay in Recent History

The United States in the World Arena: An Essay in Recent History

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This book is part of the American Project conducted at the Center for International Studies, Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, in 1955-1958 under a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. Its subject matter has been the interplay between American society and the world of which it is a part with special reference to military and foreign policy. The first acknowledgement is, therefore, to the Carnegie Corporation which, in the old-fashioned tradition of high-risk banking, encouraged us to investigate problems that embrace many areas of fact and cut across the formal disciplines which fragment our intellectual life.

In writing this book many men and women have contributed generously from their personal experience or from their own investigations touching upon one or another aspect of the subject matter. I should like particularly to thank the following: Frederick Anderson, Katherine Arnow, Max Ascoli, Francis Bator, Lee Benson, Richard M. Bissell, Jr., Donald Blackmer, Lincoln Bloomfield, John Blum, Robert Bowie, Chester Bowles, William Bundy, John Burchard, James Cross, Trevor Dupuy, Richard Eckaus, Frank Elliott, John Fischer, Jerome Frank, Max Freedman, Ralph Freeman, David Gleicher, Paul Hammond, Frederick Holborn, Samuel Huntington, Morris Janowitz, Gordon Jensen, Suzanne Keller, George Kennan, Albert Kervyn, Charles Kindleberger, Clyde Kluckhohn, Henry Kissinger, Roy Lampson, Eric Larrabee, Daniel Lerner, Martin Lichterman, George Lincoln, Richard McAdoo, William Marvel, Edward Mason, Edward Mayer, Max Millikan, Elting Morison, Samuel E. Morison, Harry Murray, Robert Osgood, Talcott Parsons, Stefan Possony, David Potter, Harry Ransom, John Rae, David Riesman, Arnold Rivkin, Eugene Rostow, Paul Samuelson, Wemer Schilling, Arthur Schlesinger, Sr., Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur Singer, Julius Stratton, Ordway Tead, Leon Trilling, Earl Voss, Jerome Weisner, Rudolf Winnacker, and Jerrold Zacharias.

I have been supported even more directly by those who, in one way or another, were associated directly with the Project: by Raymond Bauer, who . . .

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