chapter  14
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The Predicament of American Foreign Policy

To ask a citizen of the United Kingdom to interpret in the spring of 1957 the foreign policy of the United States to a Canadian audience is to confer a compliment but to take a risk. I can only justify the Editor’s confidence by being perfectly frank in this article while admitting at the same time that any attempt at applying an historical perspective to a present predicament is necessarily a subjective one and that I am conscious that others of my compatriots equally or better qualified to treat this subject might handle it in a very different fashion.1