TITLE

THE BURDEN OF LEADERSHIP

AUTHOR(S)
Eden, Anthony
PUB. DATE
January 1966
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jan1966, Vol. 44 Issue 2, p229
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the role of the United States as a world leader. There has been dramatic growth of American power, in terms of real industrial strength that has taken place at a time when the great colonial empires of the last century were in voluntary, if over-rapid, dissolution. This process has created a vacuum, sometimes filled by rival forces, as in the Congo, but always and inexorably presenting new problems for the most powerful nation in the West. The colonial powers themselves could also have been more specific in their warnings. The outcome is now evident to place upon the United States world-wide responsibilities exceeding those ever carried by any one nation in the free world before. Domestic critics of American foreign policy do not have to give this consideration much weight, but any government of the United States has to, just as it has to consider what the effect might be on its war-weary allies in the field if the bombing of enemy territory were abandoned in a critical hour.
ACCESSION #
5811077

 

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