Erik has some concluding thoughts on our series on George Herring’s From Colony to Superpower. For my part, I enjoyed reading the book and commenting on it. Patterson is considering using From Colony to Superpower on next year’s Summer Reading List, although we’ll may start at the beginning of the twentieth century, rather than with the Founders. This is necessary, but a bit unfortunate; I most enjoyed the early chapters, because I was reading about foreign policy episodes that I had previously been unfamiliar with. In any case, I heartily recommend the book, and it would make very solid summer reading even if you aren’t a student of US foreign policy.