TITLE

THEN AND NOW

AUTHOR(S)
Armstrong, Hamilton Fish
PUB. DATE
October 1962
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Oct62, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on world politics. The 1919 peace was made by statesmen of unusual capacity, many of them of great good will. But among the parts of the settlement which survived, at least for a decisive period, were the punitive ones, while the idealistic experiment counted on to rectify mistakes and conciliate new disputes was left virtually inoperative. No one can certify how different the next 20 years would have been if American public and Senate had realized fully that, like it or not, accept it or resist it, the U.S. was now destined to playing a world role. After the second war, the premise of American foreign policy shifted as a matter of course from the static to the active, from the conservative to the creative. Those in charge might, of course, perform well or badly, make right moves or wrong ones, but their plans and efforts must reach out along new lines, for the geography of the world was new, not just new on the maps, though there the changes made or in prospect were startling enough, but new in the social forces everywhere at work.
ACCESSION #
14719365

 

Related Articles

  • America in the Next War. Seligman, Eustace; Marburg, Theodore F. // New Republic;10/26/38, Vol. 96 Issue 1247, p335 

    Presents letters to the editor. Discussion of an article about the part America must play in the World War II; Comments on an article about the U.S. foreign policy; Focus on views of the periodical on European war.

  • POLITICAL EXTREMES IN SOUTH AMERICA. Campbell, John C. // Foreign Affairs;Apr1942, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p517 

    World War II has come to South America. It affects the policy of the Good Neighbour and puts in a light of uncertainty the ability of the U.S. to secure the collaboration of the Latin American republics in the policies which it finds necessary to its own safety during and after the crisis which...

  • Forrestal's Diary Shows What Happens When Common Sense Meets Politics.  // Saturday Evening Post;12/8/1951, Vol. 224 Issue 23, p12 

    The article presents insights on the foreign policies of the U.S. government between 1944 and 1949. The men at the highest policy levels in the U.S. during and after the World War II possessed a solid common sense which never got translated into action. For students of the future of democracy...

  • What was bipolarity? Wagner, R. Harrison // International Organization;Winter93, Vol. 47 Issue 1, p77 

    During the cold war the distinction between bipolar and multipolar international systems became commonplace in both popular and academic discussions of international politics. Used in this way, "bipolarity" refers to the distribution of power among states after World War II; and, it is that...

  • YEAR OF DECISION. C. K. // America;1/1/1944, Vol. 70 Issue 13, p352 

    The article comments on the crisis faced by the free world at the start of 1944. It includes an in-depth analysis of the crisis surrounding the impending end of World War II, as well as a discussion on the actions of nations that may determine life or death and peace or war for millions of...

  • NEW YEAR'S MESSAGE.  // America;1/1/1944, Vol. 70 Issue 13, p337 

    The article comments on the prospects for happiness and peace worldwide in 1944. It includes a reflection on the end of World War II and the possibility of the creation of an international organization that will promote national and political security. Also cited are the issues' implications for...

  • U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND AUTHORITARIAN REGIMES: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY IN INTERNATIONAL CLIENTELISM. Afoaku, Osita G. // Journal of Third World Studies;Fall2000, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p13 

    The article deals with the objectives of the U.S. foreign policy after World War II. The key objectives of the policy include counter-communism and promotion of democracy and free trade system worldwide. Third World countries found that the U.S. policy may be contradictory to their political and...

  • What Does It Mean to be Human? : A New Interpretation of Freedom in World History. PĂ©rez, Carlos // Journal of Third World Studies;Fall2004, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p286 

    The article reviews the book "What Does It Mean to be Human?: A New Interpretation of Freedom in World History," by Alan T. Wood.

  • Are we morally paralyzed, perhaps fatally? Sowell, Thomas // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;7/30/2007, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p15 

    The author warns the Western countries, primarily the U.S., to learn from the lessons of World War II. It explains that the influence of pacifists in France and Great Britain contributed immensely to the rise of Germany and the start of World War II. It says that France had the power to stop...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics