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Published: 08 January 2015

456 Pages


ISBN: 9780195395471

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A Superpower Transformed

The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s

Daniel J. Sargent

  • One of the first histories of US foreign policy in the 1970s, using archival documents and interviews with President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski.
  • Offers a sweeping reinterpretation of an indisputably important era.
  • Makes an original argument about the challenges that afflicted US policymakers in the 1970s, including the breakdown of the global economic system, the rise of globalization, and the rise of humanitarian politics.
  • Reappraises Henry Kissinger's decisionmaking.