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Toward Managed Peace, by Eugene V. Rostow

- Abstract

America is not rich in elder statesmen. Few are the men still among us whose diplomatic careers stretch back to the origins of the cold war. Fewer still combine the wisdom of long experience with deep scholarly learning.

That is why Eugene V. Rostow is a national asset. A sometime Yale Law School dean and former Under Secretary of State, whose distinguished record of public service spans several presidencies, Rostow is one of the nation’s most seasoned and sophisticated foreign-policy minds. He is also an elegant writer. In Toward Managed Peace, he has produced an important book—a civilized, sagacious, and genuinely informative meditation on American foreign policy that should be required reading for anyone hoping to think through the complexities of America’s role in the post-cold-war era.

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