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Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015

Melvyn P Leffler


This book gathers together decades of writing by the author, to address important questions about U.S. national security policy from the end of World War I to the global war on terror. Why did the United States withdraw strategically from Europe after World War I and not after World War II? How did World War II reshape Americans' understanding of their vital interests? What caused the United States to achieve victory in the long Cold War? To what extent did 9/11 transform U.S. national security policy? Is budgetary austerity a fundamental threat to U.S. national interests? The wide-ranging cha ... More

Keywords: U.S. foreign policy, national security policy, U.S. national security, policymakers, policymaking process

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691196510
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691196510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Melvyn P Leffler, author
University of Virginia