Nations in Darkness
by John Stoessinger

A survey of Chinese-American relations. The thesis is that the political leaders and the public believe in preconceived ideas, myths, about their own government's motives and capabilities and that these misconceptions, on both sides, have had as much impact on foreign policy as reality has had. He makes the case that we should try to understand how people in the other country perceive themselves and ourselves and our motives, so that we can avoid policies that could lead to unnecessary conflicts.

Year Read: 1987

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