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To the Farewell Address
By Felix Gilbert

To the Farewell Address

Ideas of Early American Foreign Policy

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To the Farewell Address by Felix Gilbert

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Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century of enlightened thinking and of power politics, America has wavered in her foreign policy between Idealism and Realism, and her great historical moments have occurred when both were combined. Thus the history of the Farwell Address forms only part of the wider, endless, urgent problem. Felix Gilbert analyzes the diverse intellectual trends which went into the making of the Farwell Address, and sheds light on its beginnings.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691005744
ISBN-10: 0691005745
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Pages: 181
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1970
Country of Publication: United States

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