Thinking Zbig

McCarthy, Eugene
March 1978
New Republic;3/11/78, Vol. 178 Issue 10, p13
Focuses on the choice of foreign policy advisors by the United States. Views that the United States never adopted the European practice of attaching foreigners directly to its government, but its policy was affected by the reputations of other nations for wisdom and expertise in foreign policy; Change in preferences under the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter who chose their foreign policy advisors from areas in and adjacent to the territory formerly known as the Austro-Hungarian Empire; Reference to Zbigniew Brzezinski foreign policy advisor of Polish origin; Views that Brzezinski is a major influence in determining U.S. foreign policy; Description of Brzezinski's view of himself is, what his overall view of world policy, his position on current foreign policy issues and his Austro-Hungarian connection.


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