TITLE

AS A EUROPEAN SAW IT

AUTHOR(S)
Watt, David
PUB. DATE
January 1984
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;1984 Special Issue, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p521
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the foreign policy of United States Ronald Reagan from the perspectives of a European. One view is that the Reagan administration's foreign policy appears to be accepted by the majority of Americans. The other is that the Reagan Administration has vastly overreacted to the Soviet threat, thereby distorting the American economy, quickening the arms race, warping its own judgment about events in the Third World, and further debasing the language of international intercourse with feverish rhetoric. The author suggests that it is most likely that Reagan wants a lot of incompatibles, a peaceful world, an end to Soviet communism, a balanced budget, reelection as president of the United States in 1984. And of these, there is a strong chance he wants the first and last the most, not least, perhaps, because they are connected.
ACCESSION #
4854009

 

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