Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2001

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195105285

Bookseller Code (04)

The Impact of Public Opinion on U.S. Foreign Policy since Vietnam

Richard Sobel

PUBLIC OPINION IN AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY examines the role that public attitudes have played over the last generation in the making o United States foreign policy. It focuses on four of the most prominent foreign interventions of the last generation: the Vietnam War, the Nicaraguan contra funding controversy, the Persian Gulf War, and the Bosnia crisis. Through its examination of these events, the book argues and demonstrated that public opinion constrained but did not set American foreign intervention policy, and should also be attractive to the general reader interested in some of the most important conflicts of our time.