Share this

Kissinger and Acheson: The Secretary of State and the Cold War
Walter LaFeber reviews recent biographies of secretaries of state Dean Acheson and Henry Kissinger, noting that the two men were strikingly similar in their views of Europe, the southern hemispheres, and the American public. According to Lafeber, Acheson and Kissinger represented a break in the tradition of secretaries who had strong credentials in domestic politics, a tradition that now needs to be revived.

More by This Author

The Rise and Fall of Colin Powell and the Powell Doctrine, Walter LaFeber

The End of the American Era: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Geopolitics of the Twenty-first Century, Charles A. Kupchan Reviewed by Walter LaFeber

War in a Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals, David Halberstam Reviewed by Walter LaFeber

The Post September 11 Debate Over Empire, Globalization, and Fragmentation, Walter LaFeber

Years of Renewal, Henry Kissinger Reviewed by Walter LaFeber

more by this author

About PSQ's Editor

Demetrios James Caraley

Full Access

Join the Academy of Political Science and automatically receive Political Science Quarterly.

Editor’s spotlight

Primaries and Conventions

Will the Outcome be “Democratic”?: Delegate Selection and the 2020 Primaries
Marianna Palumbo and Robert Y. Shapiro

On To the Convention, Again
Caroline Monahan and Robert Y. Shapiro


Search the Archives

Publishing since 1886, PSQ is the most widely read and accessible scholarly journal with distinguished contributors such as: Lisa Anderson, Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Robert Jervis, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., Theda Skocpol, Woodrow Wilson

view additional issues

Most read

Articles | Book reviews

Understanding the Bush Doctrine
Robert Jervis

The Study of Administration
Woodrow Wilson

Notes on Roosevelt's "Quarantine" Speech
Dorothy Borg

view all

New APS Book

Presidential Selection and Democracy   PRESIDENTIAL SELECTION AND DEMOCRACY


Money and Poltics Webinar

April 6, 2020

This event is part of the nearly yearlong Challenges and Opportunities in 2020 election series.  The series fosters interdisciplinary conversations exploring themes affecting the upcoming election and trust in our democratic institutions.


About US

Academy of Political Science

The Academy of Political Science, promotes objective, scholarly analyses of political, social, and economic issues. Through its conferences and publications APS provides analysis and insight into both domestic and foreign policy issues.

Political Science Quarterly

With neither an ideological nor a partisan bias, PSQ looks at facts and analyzes data objectively to help readers understand what is really going on in national and world affairs.

Stay Connected

newsstand locator
About APS