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John Quincy Adams and the Grand Strategy of the Republic

Charles N. Edel

"America goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy"--John Quincy Adams's famous words are often quoted to justify noninterference in other nations' affairs. Yet when he spoke them, Adams was not advocating neutrality or passivity but rather outlining a national policy that balanced democratic idealism with a pragmatic understanding of the y...
Publish Date
October 6
Goodreads rating
Dec 17, 2017
Many of you know I’m still an undergrad (if not, hello). A school tweet: This semester has been exhausting, but as I finish up my last exam I want to recommend these book to anyone looking for a good history of early American diplomacy, especially the Jacobson text. That is all      source