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The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

Hannah Gurman

Abstract

Beginning with the Cold War and concluding with the 2003 invasion of Iraq, this book explores the overlooked opposition of U.S. diplomats to American foreign policy in the latter half of the twentieth century. During America's reign as a dominant world power, U.S. presidents and senior foreign policy officials largely ignored or rejected their diplomats' reports, memos, and telegrams, especially when they challenged key policies relating to the Cold War, China, and the wars in Vietnam and Iraq. The book recovers these diplomats' invaluable perspective and their commitment to the transformative ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Iraq invasion, U.S. diplomats, American foreign policy, State Department, National Security Council, C.I.A., dissent, diplomatic writing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780231158725
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231158725.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hannah Gurman, author
NYU, Gallatin School of Individualized Study