The Path from Isolated Nationalism to Global Citizenship is Hard but Necessary
by Lawrence Wittner
International organizations and social movements have pointed the way to a future in which national boundaries do not interfere with the ability of humanity to survive and solve global problems like climate, hunger, and the threat of annihilatory war.
Will the Republican's Tilt Toward Isolationism End?
by Waller R. Newell
The Republican Party's fracturing between the remaining neocons and a younger group of isolationists comes at a critical moment when Russia is testing the possible limits on its expansive ambitions.
SOURCE: Talking Points Memo
You Do Not, Under Any Circumstances, Gotta Hand it To America Firsters
by Eric Rauchway
Critics of American aid to Ukraine have misconstrued the history of FDR's "Lend-Lease" aid to Britain and the USSR as a factor that pushed the world into total war. It's worth considering the political affiliations of people who made that argument in 1941.
The Long History of American Isolationism
by Lindsay Chervinsky
Since the days of George Washington, the imperatives of American economic development and hegemony over the western hemisphere, and the desire to avoid European wars, have been in tension.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
Who's Afraid of Isolationism?
by Stephen Wertheim
It's past time for "isolationism" to stop being a dirty word in discussing America's relationship to the world. The use of the term as a pejorative has justified too many ill-considered military interventions.
A Brief History of the "Isolationist" Strawman
by Brandan P. Buck
As the United States enters another round of agonizing soul searching after another lost war, Americans should learn the fraught political history of the "isolationist" label.
SOURCE: Library of Congress
The History of American Isolationism with Charles Kupchan: Thurs. Feb. 11
Join the John W. Kluge Center for a discussion of the evolution of U.S. statecraft with Charles Kupchan, author of a new book, Isolationism: A History of America’s Effort to Shield Itself from the World.`
SOURCE: Boston Review
The Conceit of American Indispensability [review]
In his new book, Samuel Zipp Zipp explores the resonance of Willkie’s international ideas through the story of his most quixotic venture.
What the "Primacy" Debate in Foreign Policy Gets Wrong
by Ken Weisbrode
Yes, let’s end “endless wars” and enhance peaceable diplomacy around the world. But let us not at the same time renounce by redefinition America’s international responsibilities and its capacity for wise, moral leadership.
SOURCE: NY Times
The Last Time America Turned Away From the World
by John Milton Cooper
The unknown story behind Henry Cabot Lodge’s campaign against the League of Nations.
Republican leaders need to remember what happened the last time US chose to be isolated
by Susan Dunn
We learned the price of isolationism once. Do we need to learn it again?
Are We Changing Places with China?
by Paul S. Ropp
We're headed down as we withdraw from the world and China's going up as it embraces a global leadership role.
The Remarkably Similar Parallels Between the Debate About Our Role in the World in 2016 and 1919
by Michael S. Neiberg
With the benefit of time we can see more clearly the essential bifurcation in American views about US leadership and how they began in the aftermath of the heated debate over the Treaty of Versailles.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Scholar: Why presidential candidates (like Trump) campaign as isolationists but (like Trump) govern as hawks
by Verlan Lewis
The pattern goes back at least to 1900.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Quit calling Donald Trump an isolationist. He’s worse than that.
by Stephen Wertheim
What Trump really believes is far more dangerous.
Bashing "Isolationists" While at War in the World
by Andrew J. Bacevich
Pundits are proclaiming a new American isolationism... and they've been doing so since before the end of World War II.
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