The Revolution in Statecraft

Title:                      The Revolution in Statecraft

Author:                  Andrew M. Scott

Scott, Andrew MacKay (1982). The Revolution in Statecraft : Intervention in an Age of Interdependence. Durham, NC: Duke University Press

LCCN:    82009768

JX1395 .S35 1982



  • Expanded ed. of author’s 1965 work of same title[1].

Date Posted:      February 3, 2017

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[2]

An attempt to provide a theoretical base to be used for justifying covert operations. In the chapter “The Revolution in American Statecraft,” the author argues that “the interest of the United States dictates the continuation of covert activities as long as the nation is engaged in severe information conflict with the Soviet Union and Communist China. These operations should be screened more closely and perceptively in the future, however, than they have been in the past.”

[1] Scott, Andrew MacKay (1965). The Revolution in Statecraft: Informal Penetration. New York: Random House [LCCN: 65023340]

[2] Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 196

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