America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

October 31, 2020
America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

Ranging from Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, andThomas Jefferson to Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, and JamesBaker, AMERICA IN THE WORLD tells the vibrant story of Americandiplomacy.Recounting the actors and events of U.S. foreign policy,Zoellick identifies five traditions that have emerged fromAmerica's encounters with the world: the importance of NorthAmerica; the special roles trading, transnational, andtechnological relations play in defining ties with others; changingattitudes toward alliances and ways of ordering connections amongstates; the need for public support, especially through Congress;and the belief that American policy should serve a larger purpose.These traditions frame a closing review of post-Cold Warpresidencies, which Zoellick foresees serving as guideposts for thefuture.Both a sweeping work of history and an insightful guide to U.S.diplomacy past and present, AMERICA IN THE WORLD serves as aninformative companion and practical adviser to readers seeking tounderstand the strategic and immediate challenges of U.S. foreignpolicy during an era of transformation.