Foreign Policy & War

The New Deal, Part 2: Foreign Policy

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Part 1 | Part 2 As noted in part 1, the New Deal was in serious political trouble by 1937. (See Frederic Sanborn, “Collapse of the New Deal,” in W.A. Williams, ed., Shaping of American Diplomacy, II.) Agriculture Secretary Henry Wallace’s book New Frontiers (1934) was an early sign of the administration’s turn toward foreign markets as ... [click for more]

America’s Plunge from Republic to Empire

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We have crossed the boundary that lies between Republic and Empire. If you ask when, the answer is that you cannot make a single stroke between day and night. The precise moment does not matter. There was no painted sign to say, “You now are entering Imperium.” Yet it was a very old road and the voice of history ... [click for more]

America’s Misadventures in the Greater Middle East

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America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History by Andrew J. Bacevich (Random House, 2016), 480 pages. America’s Continuing Misadventures in the Middle East by Chas W. Freeman Jr. (Just World Books, 2016), 256 pages. Few forces in American public life are as powerful as the one that pulls people in Washington into the foreign ... [click for more]

Maybe It’s Time to Privatize Foreign Policy

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Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has caused uproar in American foreign policy circles by challenging existing forms of U.S. participation in a variety of military and political alliances in Europe and Asia, including NATO.  But in spite of impressions in the media, Trump is not an isolationist, but an extremely aggressive advocate of American interventionism. The self-proclaimed “master of the ... [click for more]

Time for a Nexit

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On June 23, a referendum arranged by Parliament was held in the United Kingdom. By a vote of 52 percent to 48 percent, British voters expressed their opinion that Great Britain should end its membership in the European Union. “Brexit” is a blend of “British exit” from the European Union (EU). This was not the first time British voters were ... [click for more]

NATO’s Warsaw War Plans

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Some 25 years since the end of the Warsaw Pact, NATO is meeting in Warsaw to make war plans against Russia. Is there a real reason to continue this Cold War? Special guest Jacob Hornberger, president of the Future of Freedom Foundation, joins the discussion. [click for more]

The British Say “No” to EU Power and Plunder

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The political and financial establishments of Europe and the United States were taken by almost total surprise and sent into apparent shock when 52 percent of the voters in the United Kingdom chose for their country to leave the European Union (EU). But it is not the end of the world as we know it, and can be a ... [click for more]
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