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3. Isolation v. Involvment

3. Isolation v. Involvment - Karna Upadhyay AFP Assignment...

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Karna Upadhyay AFP Assignment 3 Isolationism v. Involvement This notion of isolationism as opposed to United States involvement is interesting because it reminds me very much of so many other issues that arise American politics. It seems that there is a very strong attraction and opposition to nearly all of the different “ideals” Americans hold dear, such as: state’s rights and federal authority, liberty and strong centralized government, unilateralism and multilateralism, idealism and realism, and even the disconnect between the three branches of government. It truly is a system comprised of checks and balances in which, not only our first five presidents, but I’m certain all of our leaders have had difficulty dealing with. More specifically, it seems that the tension between of isolationism and involvement is something that is unavoidable in regards to American foreign policy. Washington was surely a staunch proponent of isolationism when it came to American foreign policy. This can been noted not only in his written documents like his Farewell address, but in much of his policy as well. His “neutrality proclamation” appears like an attempt to keep
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