Over all, this is a very good book. It is an engaging and convincing survey, and it is written for readers at all levels of expertise. I suspect that it will be quite useful for many courses on American foreign policy in both history and political science.
This is a concise and sophisticated analysis which carefully assesses the many internal influences on foreign policy-making in the United States. The author concludes that the impact of domestic politics on foreign policy has not necessarily been bad and has certainly been more successful than the advocates of a more reallpolitikapproach would have it.