A breakfast for Bonaparte U.S. national security interests from the Heights of Abraham to the nuclear age
Contents: Part 1 - By Way of Conceptual Framework: On War and Peace; The State System: The Balance of Power and the Concept of Peace; The Quest for Peace: From the Congress of Vienna to the United Nations Charter; Part II - America's Diplomatic Apprenticeship, 1776-1947: From Sea to Shining Sea: America's Conception of Its Foreign Policy; Europe's Troubles, America's Opportunity, 1776-1801; Europe's Troubles, America's Opportunity, 1801-1830; The United States Within the Concert of Europe, 1830-1865; Premonitions of Change, 1865-1914; The Death of the Vienna System, July 1914; The Vienna System Reborn, April 1917; The Interwar Years: The Precarious Birth of the Modern World, 1919- 1920; Part III - The Age of Truman and Acheson, 1945 to the Present: The Soviet Union Reaches for Hegemony: The Stalin Years; The Nuclear Dimension: A Case Study; Conclusion: The Gorbachev Era and Beyond.
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Page 147 - In the wars of the European powers, in matters relating to themselves, we have never taken any part, nor does it comport with our policy so to do. It is only when our rights are invaded or seriously menaced, that we resent injuries or make preparation for our defence.
Page 465 - Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations, until the Security Council has taken measures necessary to maintain international peace and security.
Page 249 - But the right is more precious than peace, and we shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts, for democracy, for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments...
Page 62 - ... 2 To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and selfdetermination of peoples, and to take other appropriate measures to strengthen universal peace; 3. To achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion, and 4...
Page 147 - In the discussions to which this interest has given rise and in the arrangements by which they may terminate the occasion has been judged proper for asserting, as a principle in which the rights and interests of the United States are involved, that the American continents, by the free and independent condition which they have assumed and maintain, are henceforth not to be considered as subjects for future colonization by any European powers.
Page 476 - To-day the United States is practically sovereign on this continent, and its fiat is law upon the subjects to which it confines its interposition.
Page 242 - The experiment of calling in the New World to redress the balance of the Old had already been tried in the first World war.
Page 10 - Wherever the standard of freedom and Independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will her heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of 82 all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.
Page 151 - There is on the globe one single spot, the possessor of which is our natural and habitual enemy. It is New Orleans, through which the produce of threeeighths of our territory must pass to market...
Page 250 - To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we have, with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her, she can do no other.