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Revising the Vietnam Balance Sheet: The Rhetorical Logic of Escalation Versus George Ball’s Writerly Logic of Diplomacy

Hannah Gurman

in The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158725
eISBN:
9780231530354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158725.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter explores how the principle of the “balance sheet” was used by former undersecretary of the State Department George Wildman Ball in his dissent from the escalation of Vietnam War. The ... More


The new globalists

Harry Blutstein

in The Ascent of Globalisation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992897
eISBN:
9781526104311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992897.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

George Ball became the principal spokesperson for a group of fellow businesspeople who were strong supporters of globalisation. Like Ball, they saw globalisation faltering in the late-1960s, with few ... More


The Life After: From Internal Dissenter to Public Prophet

Hannah Gurman

in The Dissent Papers: The Voices of Diplomats in the Cold War and Beyond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158725
eISBN:
9780231530354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158725.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This concluding chapter first claims the semblance between the prophetic tradition and the dissenting tradition of the U.S. diplomatic establishment. The power of the prophecy is at least partly ... More


Corn Flakes

David Haven Blake

in Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278182
eISBN:
9780190278212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278182.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Eisenhower’s use of advertising produced a significant backlash among his contemporaries. George Ball, a key adviser to his Democratic opponent, Adlai Stevenson, denounced the Republicans’ ... More


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