The Foreign Policy of Self-Interest: A Moral Ideal for America
By Peter Schwartz
The book argues that only the principle of self-interest can provide the moral and practical basis for a foreign policy that will safeguard our freedom. An eminently topical book that includes analyses of events in the Iraq war, it demonstrates the inescapable need for a rational philosophic foundation for American policy. The Ayn Rand Institute has distributed copies of it to policymakers, foreign policy experts, political commentators and prominent intellectuals.
Mr. Schwartz recently retired as chairman of the board of directors of ARI. He was the founding editor and publisher of The Intellectual Activist, and is the editor and contributing author of Return of the Primitive: The Anti-Industrial Revolution by Ayn Rand. His book is the first in a planned series from ARI on the moral and intellectual foundations of public policy.
Table of Contents
The Basic Alternatives
Individualism in Foreign Policy
The Ideological Enemy
Targeting the Threat
The Policy of Appeasement
The Shackles of Self-Sacrifice
The Impracticality of Pragmatism
The Practicality of Principles
The Moral and the Practical
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