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Old 09-15-2015   #6
Bill Moore
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Originally Posted by Steve Blair View Post
Actually quite a bit of this looks very similar to pre-Cold War foreign policy discussions (when they took place). There was, after all, history before the Cold War. The US had a tendency to drift between isolation of some sort and what might be called "benevolent imperialism."

Any recommended reads that addresses pre-Cold War foreign policy? I find it sadly humorous that many think we need to return to a containment strategy, because it is the only seemingly coherent strategy they're familiar with. We obviously had a foreign policy and strategy prior to the Cold War, and I bet there are lessons from that period germane to today.
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