an English question

@dufresne (137)
China
May 7, 2009 3:30am CST
What's the meaning of "in perspective" in the title of a book "U.S. foreign policy in perspective: clients, enemies, and empire." Is the meaning the same as that in "Keep critics in perspective"?
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@katsalot1 (1619)
7 May 09
Keeping things in perspective generally means looking at something from an unbiased point of view and bearing in mind all the other things going on at the time which could have influence - standing back and looking at things from a distance so that you can see the bigger picture. Hope this helps!
@katsalot1 (1619)
7 May 09
Thanks for best response - you might have got a better one if you had left it a bit longer though!
@dufresne (137)
• China
7 May 09
Your excellent explanation just deserved the "best answer" honor! Your words "looking at things from a distance so that you can see the bigger picture" were so good that I think you must have a talent to look deep into things!
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• United States
7 May 09
it's "taking a look at" more or less,from a point of view. i guess that'd be the best way to describe it.
@stahir45 (103)
• Pakistan
7 May 09
As per Wikipedia, "Perspective (Cognitive) one's 'point of view', the choice of a context for opinion, belief and experience" that is similar to that of which has been given in the title of the book. It also prompts you to have and look as the things will look like in the future. I think, "Keep critics in perspective" also means keeping critics in view. The title of the book, as I think, long term look of the things in the future, but keep critics in perspective means having immediate look or a bit in the near future.