Poli Sci 255-7 - PoliSci2557 16:21 Enduringdebates

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Poli Sci 255-7 16:21 Enduring debates How involved should the United States be in international affairs? How much intervention should we have? Historical backdrop: Opposition to “entangling alliances” Spheres of influence (Monroe doctrine) 1890s transition from isolation to internationalism and expansion across two  hemispheres Corporate visions guide foreign policy Washington’s Farewell Address To “steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world” Winthrop “for we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are  upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken…  we shall be made a story and a by-word throughout the world” Tocqueville, Democracy in America “The American Creed” : liberty, egalitarianism, individualism, populism, laissez-faire  values. Tocqueville in Jentleson. Smith on p. 212. Manifest destiny “sphere of influence”
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This note was uploaded on 10/24/2011 for the course POLI SCI 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).

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Poli Sci 255-7 - PoliSci2557 16:21 Enduringdebates

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