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The publication examines a severe time and position in fresh international heritage (the finish of the chilly battle) and the recommendations and values hired within the public international relations of the Bush and Clinton Administrations to construct household and foreign consensus. It offers perception into the makes use of of Presidential strength and gives a version and a demonstration of the way the position of rhetoric can be used to check the overseas coverage of the USA.

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Such a claim does not necessarily undervalue the importance of factors such as bureaucratic politics, organizational process, agenda-setting, and international system pressures, for by its nature an ideology functions both within and between these processes. This `religious' but theoretically non-sectarian (nationally incorporative and universalistic), political but non-partisan `creed' has not prevented conflict. It has often been the basis for conflict about domestic and foreign policies and the spur for conflict between the United States and those identified as `other' or enemy.

However, as the early foreign policy documents of the Cold War illustrated, amongst government advisors and decision-makers the `American century' and American exceptionalism were not foregone conclusions. Dulles' `Thoughts on Soviet Foreign Policy and What to Do About It' in Life magazine (1946), Kennan's `Long Telegram' (1946) and `X' Article in Foreign Affairs (1947), Clark Clifford's Memorandum to Truman (1946) and Truman's speech to Congress on Greece and Turkey in 1947, all described a new era that was both momentous and terrifying.

A comprehensive understanding of US foreign policy requires analysis drawing from each of the areas emphasized by these different models discussed above. And although rhetorical analysis is implied in each, a more deliberate focus on rhetoric would be valuable. Recurring themes The importance of rhetorical analysis lies in what it may add to our understanding of US foreign policy when studied critically and used in synthesis with these models of the US foreign policy process. A rhetorical themes focus helps break down the artificial compartmentalization of elements of the policy-making process implied in the models described above.

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