The Instrumental Beliefs of Zbigniew Brzezinski
The attendant danger of a philosophical isolation without precedent in American history has been accentuated by the new style and substance of U.S. foreign policy, especially as pursued by the Nixon administration … Covert, manipulative, and deceptive in style, it seemed committed to a largely static view of the world, based on a traditional balance of power, seeking accommodation among the major powers on the basis of spheres of influence, and more generally oriented toward preserving the status quo than reforming it. This further widened the gap that was opened already during the Vietnam war … and provided the emotional underpinnings for an increasingly hostile attitude abroad toward U.S. foreign policy.2
KeywordsForeign Policy Military Power Joint Initiative Effective Pursuit World Opinion
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