| 26 May 2006

In praise of hypocrisy: the role of values in foreign policy

A new Lowy Institute Perspective authored by the eminent American journalist James Fallows and entitled In Praise of Hypocrisy: The Role of ‘Values’ in Foreign Policy has been released.Mr Fallows’s essay is adapted from a speech he delivered to the Lowy Institute’s recent conference on ‘Values and Foreign Policy’. He argues that for countries such as the US and Australia the inclusion of values in national foreign policy is unavoidable – and that the surest way of advancing the nation’s values is to recognise how little one nation can actually do.James Fallows is one of the United States’s leading journalists and authors. He is National Correspondent at The Atlantic Monthly, where he has worked for more than two decades. His article about the likely consequences of victory in Iraq, ‘The Fifty First State?’, won the 2003 National Magazine Award.James Fallows

  • James Fallows

A new Lowy Institute Perspective authored by the eminent American journalist James Fallows and entitled In Praise of Hypocrisy: The Role of ‘Values’ in Foreign Policy has been released.Mr Fallows’s essay is adapted from a speech he delivered to the Lowy Institute’s recent conference on ‘Values and Foreign Policy’. He argues that for countries such as the US and Australia the inclusion of values in national foreign policy is unavoidable – and that the surest way of advancing the nation’s values is to recognise how little one nation can actually do.James Fallows is one of the United States’s leading journalists and authors. He is National Correspondent at The Atlantic Monthly, where he has worked for more than two decades. His article about the likely consequences of victory in Iraq, ‘The Fifty First State?’, won the 2003 National Magazine Award.James Fallows

  • James Fallows