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Democratic VistasReflections on the Life of American Democracy$
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Jedediah Purdy, Anthony Kronman, and Cynthia Farrar

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780300102567

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300102567.001.0001

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Democracy and Foreign Policy

Democracy and Foreign Policy

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(p.205) 10 Democracy and Foreign Policy
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Democratic Vistas
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John Lewis Gaddis

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300102567.003.0011

This chapter discusses democracy and American foreign policy. It argues that, although American-style democracy and markets are triumphant in much of the world, we should not take false reassurance from this fact. The history of the past century might have gone very differently, and that it went our way is not a reason for confidence that the next century will do the same. Human affairs are full of contingency, happenstance, and small incidents with huge consequences.

Keywords:   United States, foreign policy, democracy

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