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The Resource George Ball : behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policy, James A. Bill

George Ball : behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policy, James A. Bill

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George Ball : behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policy
Title
George Ball
Title remainder
behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policy
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James A. Bill
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Language
eng
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Biography type
individual biography
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Diplomat and "wise man" George Ball wielded enormous influence in American foreign policy for more than forty years. Best known for his dissent from U.S. Vietnam policy when he was under secretary of state during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, he also helped those administrations formulate policy concerning the European Community, the Congo, the Cuban missile crisis, and Cyprus. His last formal appointment was in 1968 as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, but he continued to advise and unofficially assist presidents and members of the American political elite for another twenty-five years, often taking contrary and critical positions on the major issues of the day. In this book James Bill offers fascinating new insights into the inner workings of foreign policy by examining Ball's career and the political problems with which he grappled. Drawing on Ball's personal archive as well as extensive interviews with Ball and with dozens of his associates, Bill traces Ball's involvement withforeign policy. He begins in the 1940s, when Ball was a close associate of Jean Monnet, chief architect of the European Community, and ends with Ball's death in 1994. He also chronicles Ball's forty-year involvement as a founding member of the Bilderberg group, an international clique of powerful European and American leaders. The book stresses a seldom-recognized dimension of the U.S. foreign policymaking process: the importance of the second tier of officialdom, the level just below that of cabinet secretary. And it provides a thoughtful comparison of the realpolitik model of statesmanship practiced by Henry Kissinger and the phronesis practiced by Ball, who was a prudent statesman guided bypractical wisdom within a moral framework
George Ball : behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policy, James A. Bill
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George Ball : behind the scenes in U.S. foreign policy, James A. Bill
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt32bv6z
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-263) and index
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource (xvii, 274 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780300143393
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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remote

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