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Tony Smith

Tony Smith is Cornelia Jackson Professor of Political Science, Emeritus at Tufts University. His interests include United States foreign policy with special emphasis on relations with Europe. He has written several books including America’s Mission: The US and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy in the Twentieth Century (1994) and Foreign Attachments: The Power of Ethnic Groups in the Making of US Foreign Policy (2000). Smith is also author of numerous articles on third world studies and US foreign policy, many with respect to transatlantic relations. His book entitled A Pact with the Devil: Washington’s Bid for World Supremacy and the Betrayal of the American Promise was published in early 2007. In early 2009 he published American Foreign Policy in Crisis with Anne-Marie Slaughter and others. An expanded edition of his book, America’s Mission: the United States and the World-Wide Struggle for Democracy was published in 2012. He is currently working on a book on American democracy promotion from the first writings of Woodrow Wilson to today.


  • Cornelia M. Jackson Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Tufts University
  • Local Affiliate, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University