Since its founding in 1922, Foreign Affairs has been the world's leading journal of international relations, a distinction earned by providing the most insightful and far-reaching commentary on global politics and economic policy available anywhere. America has increasingly played a pivotal role in world events, whether military, political, economic, or ideological, and Foreign Affairs and its contributors have been at the center of each debate.It was in Foreign Affairs that George Kennan first proposed the policy of containment that became the touchstone of U.S. strategy during the Cold War; that statesmen-scholars like Henry Kissinger and Arthur Schlesinger have debated the contentious issues of nuclear weapons and human rights; that journalists like Walter Lippmann and James Reston have offered prescient analyses of American foreign policy; and that thinkers like Isaiah Berlin and Samuel Huntington have explained the changing nature of the world. In The American Encounter, readers will find these landmark essays and many more in a unique intellectual history of this century and of the extraordinary role that America has played in it.There is no other book like this, because there is no other publication like Foreign Affairs.The American Encounter is a powerful link to the giants of historythose visionaries whose warnings and advice still speak to us today, offering wisdom, insight, and a greater understanding of America's place in the world.
About the Author
James F. Hoge Jr., has been editor of Foreign Affairs since 1993. A veteran journalist, he was previously editor of the New York Daily News, Chicago Sun Times, and has served as a Fellow at Harvard and Columbia University.
Fareed Zakaria is the managing editor of Foreign Affairs. He has also written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Republic and is a contributing editor for Newsweek and an adjunct professor at Columbia University.