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Presidential Philosophies And American Foreign Policy: From The Long Telegram To The New Look, John R. Moore Apr 1995

Presidential Philosophies And American Foreign Policy: From The Long Telegram To The New Look, John R. Moore

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American foreign policy often undergoes alteration as presidential administrations change. After World War II president Harry S. Truman and President Dwight D. Eisenhower both implemented a foreign policy aimed at containing the Soviet Union, but the philosophical underpinnings of their foreign policies differed greatly. While the demands of partisan and international politics account for some of this difference, the impact on foreign policy of the two men's personalities deserves attention and investigation. In other words, how did the individual backgrounds, personal beliefs and world views of Truman and Eisenhower dictate their approach to foreign policy? The source used in ...