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Running Head: LIBERALISM VS. ISOLATIONISM1National Interest: Logic of Liberalism vs. Logic of IsolationismDebra McMillanHis305: American Foreign PolicyProfessor William WilsonSeptember 18, 2018
LIBERALISM VS. ISOLATIONISM2National Interest: Logic of Liberalism vs. Logic of IsolationismThe logics of liberalism and isolationism have very different views on foreign policy and how to protect the American national interest. Liberals believe that the UnitedStates has a responsibility to expand democracy to a worldwide audience. Isolationists, on the other hand, believe that we should be more concerned with vital national interests and preserving the American way of life. Logic of LiberalismLiberalism has evolved throughout the course of history and has taken on a new set of goals and values. This new movement does not accurately describe liberalism in the classical sense, which had a much different view on foreign policy. Liberals believed that it was in the best national interest to spread democracy to the world in the form of market economics, liberty, and protection of human rights (Callahan, 2004). In 2003, the United States invaded Iraq and overthrew Saddam Hussein. In the aftermath of the war, decisions had to be made on what to do with the country now that they had been defeated. The U.S. government began the very long process of

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