Perspectives on Politics

Critical Dialogue

Response to Terrence Chapman's review of Paying Attention to Foreign Affairs: How Public Opinion Affects Presidential Decision Making.

Thomas Knecht

I want to thank Terrence Chapman for his insightful comments. The core of our respective arguments is similar: We both find that public opinion can shape international affairs in important, and perhaps unexpected, ways. Nevertheless, he offers some constructive criticism that has prompted me to think more deeply about my work.