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The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policyLessons learned, lessons lost$
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Thomas R. Seitz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719087509

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.001.0001

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Towards a ‘tolerable state of order’

Towards a ‘tolerable state of order’

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(p.22) 2 Towards a ‘tolerable state of order’
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The evolving role of nation-building in US foreign policy
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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087509.003.0002

Explores the political culture argument and illustrates it through a description of how political culture shaped threat perceptions and such national security analyses and statements as the Project Solarium position papers NSC-68 in the formative years of the Cold War. The chapter also explores the process by which the US came to view the entire world as its ‘national security zone’, in which virtually every event was of importance to US national security.

Keywords:   American political culture, Cold War, Project Solarium, NSC-68, national security zone

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