Dean acheson was the most influential american diplomat of the twentieth century he shaped the pivotal shift in american foreign policy from isolation to engagement in global affairs this critical re evaluation of achesons public career analyzes his advocacy of intervention against germany and japan in 1939 1941 work on sanctions against japan in 1941 contribution to the creation of new . He believed that policymakers should recognize the obligations of power michael f hopkins author is director of the ma in twentieth century history program at the university of liverpool he is the author of dean acheson and the obligations of power rowman littlefield 2017. Michael f hopkins is director of the ma in twentieth century history program at the university of liverpool he is the author of dean acheson and the obligations of power rowman littlefield 2017 his other books include oliver franks and the truman administration frank cass 2003 and the cold war thames hudson 2011. Dean acheson is one of the most influential of united states secretaries of state and the british historian michael f hopkins has written an important study of his life even before his appointment to the post in january 1949 the groton and yale educated lawyer had made his mark in more junior positions in the us state department. Get this from a library dean acheson and the obligations of power michael f hopkins dean acheson helped to create and sustain the us dominated international order this book captures his influence talents as policymaker negotiator alliance builder and advocate to congress the
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