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Quotation by Barbara Tuchman
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliances, and, during the interwar period, appeasement of Fascism.
Barbara Tuchman (1912–1989), U.S. historian. "If Mao Had Come to Washington in 1945," Foreign Affairs (New York, Oct. 1972).
Referring to "the deep-seated American distrust ... of diplomacy and diplomats."
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