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
Libertarian Essays by Roy Halliday
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