Other recent reviews in American Diplomacy:
What Terrorist Threat?
The Washington-Tel Aviv Axis
Elsewhere in this issue:
The breakdown of barriers to the movement of money, information, and technology has created a new international system. Some societies can avoid the impact of the new systemwhich can have effects that are brutalizing as well as life-enhancingbut only for the time being, and at great cost to themselves and their neighbors. [FULL TEXT]
Jefferson's longtime Francophilia was motivated more by his desire to free the United States from the economic clutches of George III than a love for Louis XVI or Napoleon. America's interests would be fostered by a positive relationship with Versailles as a substitute and buffer from Britain and by western continental expansion. [FULL TEXT]
Where Are the Cubans in This War?
The American people wanted a war to free Cuba. But Washington did not go to war to free Cuba, but to control it, dressing its purpose in the colorful outrage of the American people. The people at the time, and historians ever since, bought it hook, line, and sinker. [FULL TEXT]