Empire of Liberty

Empire of Liberty : The Statecraft of Thomas Jefferson

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Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of America's most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.show more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 134.6 x 198.1 x 25.4mm | 385.56g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • frontispiece, map
  • 0195074831
  • 9780195074833

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This work examines Jefferson's legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nation's role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.show more

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splendid book * The Wall Street Journal * Those wanting to trace the roots of certain essential features of 21st-Century America...will find no better starting point. * Richard Carwardine, Literary Review *show more

About Robert W. Tucker

Robert Tucker is Professor of American Diplomacy at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He has written widely on American foreign policy, nuclear weapons, and international law and ethics. David Hendrickson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Colorado College, and is the author of two books on American defense policy. Their previous book together, The Fall of the First British Empire: Origins of the War of American Independence, appeared in 1982.show more

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