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     PSCI 3500

     AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY

     JIM BUTTERFIELD

     FALL 2020

“Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations...entangling alliances with none.”
― Thomas Jefferson


“Most Americans are close to total ignorance about the world. They are ignorant. That is an unhealthy condition in a country in which foreign policy has to be endorsed by the people if it is to be pursued. And it makes it much more difficult for any president to pursue an intelligent policy that does justice to the complexity of the world.”
― Zbigniew Brzezinski


“A country that demands moral perfection in its foreign policy will achieve neither perfection nor security.”
― Henry Kissinger


“Only if we act greatly in meeting our responsibilities abroad will we remain a great nation, and only if we remain a great nation will we act greatly in meeting our challenges at home.”
Richard Nixon


“International politics is never about democracy and human rights. It's about the interests of states. Remember that, no matter what you are told in history lessons.”
― Egon Bahr

Class: asynchronus online

Virtual (Webex) office hours: M 1:00-2:30, W 4:30-6:00 and by appointment

Webex: wmich.webex.com/meet/jim.butterfield

Email: jim.butterfield@wmich.edu

Site: jimbutterfield.org/3500.html

TA: Gleb Smirnov

Virtual (Webex) office hours: Tu 10:00-11:30 pm, F 5:00-6:30 pm and by appointment

Webex: wmich.webex.com/meet/gleb.e.smirnov89

Email: gleb.e.smirnov@wmich.edu

 

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