2007 Policy #02 Diplomacy Top Books

Earth Policy #2: Diplomacy

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
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The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People
1.  The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People by Jonathan Schell
The list author says:
“This is REF A.  No one can be Secretary of State, and effective, without taking this book to heart.”
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The Fifty-Year Wound: How America's Cold War Victory Has Shaped Our World
2.  The Fifty-Year Wound: How America’s Cold War Victory Has Shaped Our World by Derek Leebaert
The list author says:
“This is REF B.  We lied, we cheated, we wasted.”
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The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century
3.  The Search for Security: A U.S. Grand Strategy for the Twenty-First Century by Max Manwaring
The list author says:
“After Ref A and Ref B have been understood, this is the next book for any future Secretary of State to read.  Legitimacy and morality and consensus, not force, and bluster, and lies, are the path to mutual peace and prosperity.”
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Preparing America's Foreign Policy for the Twenty-first Century
4.  Preparing America’s Foreign Policy for the Twenty-first Century by Edward J. Perkins
The list author says:
“Single best book on the nuances of foreign policy, still the best.”
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Deliver Us from Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict
5.  Deliver Us from Evil: Peacekeepers, Warlords and a World of Endless Conflict by William Shawcross
The list author says:
“Naive Americans throwing money around create bigger problems including black mzrkets and an incentive for local wars to continue.”
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Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World
6.  Statecraft: And How to Restore America’s Standing in the World by Dennis Ross
The list author says:
“Certainly worth considering.”
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Diplomacy (A Touchstone book)
7.  Diplomacy (A Touchstone book) by Henry Kissinger
The list author says:
“Used to be a standard, but now that all his war crimes and covert undermining of the Paris Peace talks have come out (20,000 additional Americans died because of Henry Kissinger), I include that as a standard for how NOT to misrepresent America.”
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The Power of Israel in the United States
8.  The Power of Israel in the United States by James F. Petras
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“Absolutely essential.”
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Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America
9.  Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America by Shawn Dorman
The list author says:
“Really basic, but the key is that diplomats are in the minority and have no money to spend, the secretaries have been cut out of the budget so the junior officers are the secretaries, and the CIA is spending so much money that no one wants to talk to the diplomats.”
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War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
10.  War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death by Norman Solomon
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“Cautionary tale.”
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Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America (The Public Square)
11.  Uncouth Nation: Why Europe Dislikes America (The Public Square) by Andrei S. Markovits
The list author says:
“Worth understanding.  See my list on Blowback, Dissent, and Anti-Americanism.”
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International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance
12.  International Organizations: The Politics and Processes of Global Governance by Margaret P. Karns
The list author says:
“They are assuming many of the duties of failed governments.”
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Diplomacy, Third Edition: Theory and Practice
13.  Diplomacy, Third Edition: Theory and Practice by G.R. Berridge
The list author says:
“Good overview.  More theory than practice.”
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Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude
14.  Sleeping with the Devil: How Washington Sold Our Soul for Saudi Crude by Robert Baer
The list author says:
“Excellent example of White House betrayal of the national interest.”
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Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes
15.  Groupthink: Psychological Studies of Policy Decisions and Fiascoes by Irving L. Janis
The list author says:
“Classic.  Now imagine the neo-conservatives on steroids.”
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The Clash of Civilizations?: The Debate
16.  The Clash of Civilizations?: The Debate by Samuel P. Huntington
The list author says:
“Often praised, I am less enthusiastic.  Rather than civilizations, World War III is a race between education that can create stabilizing wealth, and global ararchy.  He missed the grass roots violence and the spread of Improvised Explosive Devices.  It is now cheaper to fight a conventional army, and “win” on a day to day basis, than ever before.”
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A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America's Destiny
17.  A Republic, Not an Empire: Reclaiming America’s Destiny by Patrick J. Buchanan
The list author says:
“Everything he writes needs to be read.”
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The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11
18.  The Powers of War and Peace: The Constitution and Foreign Affairs after 9/11 by John Yoo
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“Cautionary note.”
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Propaganda, Inc.: Selling America's Culture to the World (Open Media Series) (Seven Stories' Open Media)
19.  Propaganda, Inc.: Selling America’s Culture to the World (Open Media Series) (Seven Stories’ Open Media) by Nancy Snow
The list author says:
“Propaganda is no way to sell a country.  You sell it on morality, legitimacy, and reliability.”
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The Eagle's Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World
20.  The Eagle’s Shadow: Why America Fascinates and Infuriates the World by Mark Hertsgaard
The list author says:
“See my longer review, excellent analysis.”
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Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World
21.  Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World by Ralph Peters
The list author says:
“One of America’s top strategists.”
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American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy
22.  American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy by A. J. Bacevich
The list author says:
“Warning notice!”
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Foreign Affairs Strategy: Logic for American Statecraft
23.  Foreign Affairs Strategy: Logic for American Statecraft by Terry L. Deibel
The list author says:
“Honored in the breach.”
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Foreign Policy and Ethnic Interest Groups: American and Canadian Jews Lobby for Israel (Contributions in Political Science)
24.  Foreign Policy and Ethnic Interest Groups: American and Canadian Jews Lobby for Israel (Contributions in Political Science) by David Howard Goldberg
The list author says:
“Our biggest dxomestic problem after Dick Cheney and the lack of ethics in the White House.”
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Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
25.  Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire by Chalmers Johnson
The list author says:
“See also Sorrows of Empire.”
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The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World Essays from 75 Years of Foreign Affairs
26.  The American Encounter: The United States and the Making of the Modern World Essays from 75 Years of Foreign Affairs by James F., Jr. Hoge
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  One of the very best collection on foreign affairs I have seen.”
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The American Style of Foreign Policy: Cultural Politics and Foreign Affairs
27.  The American Style of Foreign Policy: Cultural Politics and Foreign Affairs by Robert Dallek
The list author says:
“Useful cultural perspective.”
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The New Shape of World Politics: Contending Paradigms in International Relations
28.  The New Shape of World Politics: Contending Paradigms in International Relations by Foreign Affairs
The list author says:
“Good basis for reflection.”
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THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest
29.  THE SMART NATION ACT: Public Intelligence in the Public Interest by Robert David Steele
The list author says:
“My own book, I leave it last but it probably could rank in the top ten given Thomas Jefferson’s statement, “A Nation’s best defense is an educated citizenry.””
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