Prize Essay 1972
SECOND HONORABLE MENTION
“. . . We are at the end of an era. The postwar order of international relations—the configuration of power that emerged from the Second World War—is gone. With it are gone the conditions which have determined the assumptions and practice of United States foreign policy since 1945.
“No single sudden upheaval marked the end of the post war era in the way that the World Wars of this century shattered the prewar orders of international relations. But the cumulative change since 1945 is profound nonetheless. . . .”