Empire of Liberty takes a new look at the public life, thought, and ambiguous legacy of one of Americas most revered statesmen, offering new insight into the meaning of Jefferson in the American experience. This work examines Jeffersons legacy for American foreign policy in the light of several critical themes which continue to be highly significant today: the struggle between isolationists and interventionists, the historic ambivalence over the nations role as a crusader for liberty, and the relationship between democracy and peace. Written by two distinguished scholars, this book provides invaluable insight into the classic ideas of American diplomacy.
- Publication Date:
- 11 / 04 / 1992