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By Colin Dueck

Hard Line lines the heritage of Republican occasion international coverage on account that international struggle II via targeting the conservative leaders who formed it. Colin Dueck heavily examines the political careers and foreign-policy legacies of Robert Taft, Dwight Eisenhower, Barry Goldwater, Richard Nixon, Henry Kissinger, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush. He indicates how Republicans shifted clear of isolationism within the years major as much as international struggle II and oscillated among realism and idealism in the course of and after the chilly battle. but regardless of those adjustments, Dueck argues, conservative international coverage has been characterised by way of a hawkish and extreme American nationalism, and presidential management has been the motive force at the back of it.

What does the longer term carry for Republican overseas coverage? Hard Line demonstrates that the reply is determined by who turns into the following Republican president. Dueck demanding situations the preferred thought that Republican international coverage at the present time is beholden to financial pursuits or neoconservative intellectuals. He exhibits how Republican presidents were granted remarkably broad leeway to outline their party's international coverage long ago, and the way the way forward for conservative international coverage is determined by no matter if the subsequent Republican president workouts the prudence, pragmatism, and care had to enforce hawkish overseas rules skillfully and effectively. Hard Line unearths how so much Republican presidents considering that international conflict II have performed simply that, and the way their accomplishments may help advisor destiny conservative presidents.

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