Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy

Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy

In its dealings with the broader world, has the United States been a force for liberty? Should it be? And if so, why?
Christopher A. Preble answers these questions.

In its dealings with the broader world, has the United States been a force for liberty? Should it be? And if so, how? 

To answer these questions, Peace, War, and Liberty: Understanding U.S. Foreign Policy traces the history of the United States foreign policy and the ideas that have animated it, and considers not only whether America’s policy choices have made the world safer and freer but also the impact of those choices of freedom at home. 

In this evenhanded but uncompromising commentary, Christopher A. Preble considers the past, present, and future of U.S. foreign policy: why policymakers in the past made certain choices, and how the world might look if America chose a different path for the future. Would America, and the world, be freer if America’s foreign policy were more restrained?

Please see the guide page for this book here

Find an introduction to the book on cato.org here

Podcasts about the Book:

Preble sat down with Caleb Brown to discuss the new book on the Cato Daily Podcast here

Preble sat down with Anthony Comenga for a two-part discussion, part one is here & part two is here.

Preble sat down with Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell on Free Thoughts here.