America in retreat: the new isolationism and the coming global disorder

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"Americans are weary of acting as the world's policeman, especially in the face of our unending economic troubles at home. President Obama stands for cutting defense budgets, leaving Afghanistan, abandoning Iraq, appeasing Russia, and offering premature declarations of victory over al Qaeda. Meanwhile, some Republicans now also argue for a far smaller and less expensive American footprint abroad. Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens rejects this view. As he sees it, retreating from our global responsibilities will ultimately exact a devastating price to our security and prosperity. In the 1930s, it was the weakness and vacillation of the democracies that led to war and genocide. Today the regimes in Tehran, Damascus, Beijing, and Moscow continue to test America's will. Americans have often been tempted to turn our backs on a world that fails to live up to our idealism and doesn't easily bend. But succumbing to that temptation always leads to tragedy. The mantle of global leadership is a responsibility we must shoulder for the sake of our freedom, our prosperity, and our safety"--
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subject_facet International relations -- Forecasting, Intervention (International law), Isolationism -- United States, POLITICAL SCIENCE / General, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, United States -- Foreign relations -- 2009-, United States -- Foreign relations -- Philosophy, World politics -- 1989-, World politics -- Forecasting
title_display America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder
title_full America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder / Bret Stephens, America in retreat : the new isolationism and the coming global disorder [electronic resource] Stephens, Bret,
title_short America in retreat :
title_sub the new isolationism and the coming global disorder
topic_facet Forecasting, Foreign relations, International relations, Intervention (International law), Isolationism, Philosophy, World politics