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 Isolationism | The Foundation for Economic Education: The Freeman, Ideas on Liberty
Isolationism is not a political policy, it is a natural attitude of a people.
As isolationism is a natural attitude of the people, so interventionism is a conceit of the political leader.
About the only foreign policy consistent with the natural isolationism of a people would be one designed to prevent interference of a foreign power in the internal affairs of the country; that is, protection from invasion.
www.fee.org /publications/the-freeman/article.asp?aid=4563   (1793 words)

 Isolationism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isolationism is a foreign policy which combines a non-interventionist military and a political policy of economic nationalism (protectionism).
Following the sacrifices in the World War I, the United States population turned to isolationism during the 1920s, opposing any action by the government that would drag the country into another European war.
This isolationist tendency led to the imposition of tariffs, thought to be a significant factor in causing the Great Depression.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Isolationism   (455 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: News :: The New Isolationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Isolationism was sleeping, sleeping fitfully, and it is now aroused with renewed vigor and confidence.
Nor is this categorization of American isolationism as a phenomenon of the Right made in ignorance of the consistent position of Norman Thomas and the Socialist Party during that time, or of the non-interventionist programs of various other factions on the left.
Indeed, from many in the academic world and in public life, isolationism is still a dirty word which conjures up images of an America turning its back, as signals of approaching war and genocide began to emanate from Europe.
www.thecrimson.com /article.aspx?ref=253106   (1321 words)

Isolationism refers to America's longstanding reluctance to become involved in European alliances and wars.
The roots of isolationism were well established years before independence, notwithstanding the alliance with France during the War for Independence.
Isolationism was solid in hinterland and small-town America in the Midwest and Great Plains states, and among Republicans.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h1601.html   (1411 words)

 American Isolationism Before World War II
American Isolationism Before World War II The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible.
Isolationism, the term for this anti-war sentiment, was led by many congressmen and other influential people, such as the well-known Charles A. Lindbergh.
Roosevelt struggled greatly against Isolationism, but vowed to the American people that he would never send their sons into war, a promise that was soon broken.
harwich.edu /depts/history/HHJ/iso.htm   (3261 words)

 'Evil Isolationism' and the Destruction of the Iraqi Nation by Steven LaTulippe
In a complex and challenging time, the road of isolationism and protectionism may seem broad and inviting — yet it ends in danger and decline.
In reading both of these pieces, it is quite clear that the neocons (even a supposedly reformed one like Fukuyama), are not worried about the death, destruction, and mayhem, but are rather concerned about the possible resurgence of "isolationism" that may accompany their policy failure.
The obvious immorality of our interventionist foreign policy should be an adequate argument for isolationism by itself, but the incompetent way interventionism has been executed adds even more weight to the criticism.
www.lewrockwell.com /latulippe/latulippe66.html   (2216 words)

 Isolationism - America's Debate
The policy of isolationism was successful for many years until we became a world superpower with the Soviet Union.
Isolationism is a bizarre concept to me, something I can't begin to comprehend.
Isolationism will only serve to alienate the US in a century where the rest of the world are doing their best to work more closely together.
www.americasdebate.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=6942   (4465 words)

 PrawfsBlawg: In Defense of "Isolationism"
I took "isolationism" to refer to the former, but you appear to be referring to the latter.
The point is not that isolationism is a good thing, but rather that the term "isolationism" is used irresponsibly.
I agree that neither "isolationism" not exceptionalism", which are loaded words, capture what I want to say, which is simply that there is no compelling "default" view that the U.S. (or anyone else, for that matter) should follow what the majority of other governments want.
prawfsblawg.blogs.com /prawfsblawg/2005/11/in_defense_of_i.html   (792 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Isolationism Rising by Dick Morris
Isolationism, a largely ignored theme in our politics, is growing rapidly in the wake of the sacrifices we are making in Iraq.
It is this feeling of wanting the rest of the world to go away, not any leftward drift, that is animating the drop in President Bush’s approval ratings as the war drags on.
Isolationism is so discredited with insider opinion that nobody dares articulate its rationale in public.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=22112   (732 words)

 Congress Questions Foreign Aid (The New Isolationism?)
Washington is not likely to take advantage of the opportunity for exercising world leadership that lies waiting as a result of an end to the Cold War, even though it is calculated that about $100 million in foreign aid can be redirected from current recipients to the new republics of the former Soviet Union.
A new mood of isolationism (some might say its pressing domestic needs) is behind these policy judgments.
The global leadership exhibited in the last days of the Bush administration, and the generally bipartisan support it has received may bolster the role of colleges and universities in preparing leaders with a global perspective for an increasingly politically and economically connected world.
horizon.unc.edu /projects/OTH/1-2_poli2.html   (516 words)

 The Partial Observer - Realist Isolationism
Isolationism, as I understand it, can be summarized in four values:
It is a mistake to use government force to "protect" a culture, but a mass invasion really does depress wages, and our political order really can be in jeopardy if the immigrants seek to change our laws or our boundaries for religious and nationalistic reasons.
Isolationism's greatest strength is its resistance to guilt manipulation, ideological dogma, and political correctness.
www.partialobserver.com /article.cfm?id=1782   (1253 words)

 Defining Isolationism Down | TPMCafe
Ryan Lizza and James Forsyth in TNR both say the "isolationism" talk in the State of the Union speech was a shot at conservative realists rather than liberal isolationists, an interpretation that's also being urged on me by my colleague Garance Franke-Ruta.
Insofar as "isolationism" isn't just a meaningless term of abuse, it ought to apply to people whose views are, in some real sense, like that.
Another reason isolationism waned was also because the perception of it in the mind of the public had changed.
www.tpmcafe.com /story/2006/2/1/135522/4774   (4179 words)

 For A New Isolationism by Murray N. Rothbard
It is precisely because we are living in the terrible technology of the nuclear age that we have a sound basis for a workable disarmament agreement with the Russians.
And that is a new policy of enlightened and realistic isolationism, sparked, as it needs to be in our day, by general nuclear disarmament of the world powers.
He was also academic vice president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and the Center for Libertarian Studies, and the editor – with Lew Rockwell – of The Rothbard-Rockwell Report.
www.lewrockwell.com /rothbard/rothbard41.html   (2482 words)

 WorldNetDaily: In defense of isolationism
President Clinton accused Republicans in the U.S. Senate of advocating "a new isolationism" in opposing the nuclear test ban treaty.
"Isolationism" is apparently the new dirty word that Clinton and the Democratic Party will use to demonize political enemies.
A little isolationism would be healthy for America.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=14833   (696 words)

 What Isolationism?
It is a fiction, a fabrication and a smear imported from another era.
Isolationism survives in contemporary American political discourse because it retains utility as a cheap device employed to impose discipline.
Contriving phony charges of isolationism to dodge tough, practical questions is not only dishonest, it is reckless and irresponsible.
www.commondreams.org /views06/0202-27.htm   (816 words)

 ISOLATIONISM FOR BEGINNERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Since isolationism cannot be defined, those who attack it are not obliged to define themselves.
But if you cannot say what isolationism is neither can you say what anti-isolationism is, whereas nationalism, being definite, has a positive antithesis.
It is not isolationism, but a new nationalism which is sweeping the country That it is threatening the hegemony of the two-party monopoly is cause for celebration, and hope.
www.etherzone.com /1999/raim102299.html   (1861 words)

 Isolationism - 4Forums.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If, by isolationism, you mean not constantly using our military to advance idiotic idealogical viewpoints, or useing our military as a tool of trade policy, I would certianly agree this idea has its merits.
I would also agree that, if by isolationism, you mean no longer supporting evil dicatators and tyrants, I am certianly behind this 100%.
If we had adopted a policy of isolationism years ago, this might be different, but we didn't and we are where we are in this regard.
www.4forums.com /political/showthread.php?t=3932   (1895 words)

 Dean's World - A Return to Isolationism?
Really truly isolationism is a losing proposition for the United States: we are a trading nation.
So isolationism in some form and to some degree makes a certain amount of sense for this country.
Isolationism is something we cannot afford to do anymore, even if we were better off being isolationist in the first place.
www.deanesmay.com /posts/1140535920.shtml   (1237 words)

 H-Net Review: Harries-Clichy Peterson Jr. on Isolationism Reconfigured: American Foreign Policy for a ...
Indeed, his entire project of reconfiguring isolationism centers on returning security concerns to the simple, minimal, restrictive, core configurations that marked American foreign policy from the birth of the country until the 1890s.
In each he reviews historical isolationism with cases, relevant quotes from political figures (Washington's farewell address is a frequent source of inspiration), and some of the isolationist literature.
To the contrary, Nordlinger's reconfigured isolationism offers the United States the opportunity to play a decisive role in world peace, but on its own terms, and at times and places of its own choosing.
www.h-net.msu.edu /reviews/showrev.cgi?path=19319849663983   (1906 words)

 For a New Liberty by Murray N. Rothbard part 13
Political "isolationism" and peace­ful coexistence—refraining from acting upon other countries—is, then, the libertarian counterpart to agitating for laissez-faire policies at home.
Isolationism or peaceful coexistence is the foreign policy counterpart of severely limiting government at home.
Strict isolationism and neutrality, then, is the first plank of a libertarian foreign policy, in addition to recognizing the chief responsibility of the American State for the Cold War and for its entry into all the other conflicts of this century.
www.mises.org /rothbard/newliberty13.asp   (11417 words)

 Isolationism - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Isolationism, former United States foreign policy doctrine advocating the avoidance of alliances with other nations in order to maintain freedom of...
For two decades following World War I, the United States remained largely aloof of world affairs, and foreign policy focused on promoting disarmament...
In the face of the growing belligerence of these totalitarian states and the confirmed isolationism of the United States, the European democracies...
uk.encarta.msn.com /Isolationism.html   (150 words)

 The Globalist | Global Economy -- The Dangers of Economic Isolationism
He spent much of his remaining presidency fighting a war that had its roots in no small part in isolationism.
The isolationism I would like to address is not political isolationism.
They remind us, almost daily, that a retreat toward economic isolationism would be disastrous for American business, for American workers — and for the American economy.
www.theglobalist.com /DBWeb/printStoryId.aspx?StoryId=4217   (1917 words)

 Bush warns against isolationism by U.S. - The Forum at GOPUSA
The American people WANT the isolationism that has been a tradition since 1776, the protection of closed borders and Constitutional sovereignty: it is difficult to understand how any man could be President of a nation and be so far out of touch with the people.
Not quite: we were sitting here blissfully sound asleep and ignorant of the fact that our supposed allies were about to launch an attack on our largest city: 3,000 people paid with their lives for our criminal complacency.
Because of a lack of isolationism, America has had to fight 5 wars, three of which we have decisively lost.
www.gopusa.com /forum/showthread.php?t=34254   (1594 words)

 American isolationism on many minds - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
The consequences of an American slide into isolationism, coupled with ignoring Howard's advice, could be substantial.
The combination of American isolationism and virulent South Korean anti-Americanism could hasten the demise of the U.S. alliance with Seoul and a reduction of U.S. forces in South Korea, and possibly their withdrawal.
Then there is the question of how a perception of American isolationism may affect negotiations with North Korea and Iran over nuclear weapons, possibly encouraging Pyongyang and Tehran to take tougher bargaining positions.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2006/Jun/18/op/FP606180309.html   (643 words)

 Spymac.com :: Forums :: Hangouts :: Political Corner :: US and economic isolationism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Isolationism is nothing new to American politics or society as a whole.
The problem is that isolationism has never worked.
Isolationism, as deurser pointed out, has never worked and failed miserably.
www.spymac.com /forums/showthread.php?threadid=212548   (2140 words)

 Unbiased America
The president also reminds his audience that isolationism would not only give free reign to the enemies of America, but also cut off our allies and those in need.
In the short term, America enjoyed a period of great prosperity, the "roaring 20's."  But once again, isolationism proved to be not only harmful to the world, but to the United States as well.
Famed American aviator Charles Lindbergh also advocated isolationism, harshly criticizing the American government for what he perceived to be a shift away from the popular isolationism.
unbiasedamerica.com   (2223 words)

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