from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A national policy of abstaining from political or economic relations with other countries.
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- n. A national (or group) policy of non-interaction with other nations (or groups).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The doctrine or policy of minimal participation by one's country in international economic and political relations, specifically by not entering into alliances or other international agreements, in order to avoid becoming entangled in foreign wars, and to be able to devote the nation's energies primarily to advancing its own domestic interests.
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- n. a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
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Think of it this way: The old isolationism was a peaceable urge basic to the American people; the new isolationism is little short of a government program to keep the old isolationism, or opposition of any sort to American wars, in check.
A new isolationism is metastasizing in the American body politic.
In early 20th century Great Britain, anti-imperialist commentators and politicians were often thought to be affected by the parochial disease of "Little Englandism" -- foreign policy solely focused on the well-being of the British Isles at the expense of the empire -- essentially an euphemism for isolationism.
Easthampton is sort of like what would happen if Norman Rockwell had embarked upon a heavily-funded experiment in isolationism and eugenics with Coach and Ralph Lauren as corporate sponsors.
Since isolationism is no longer an option, the US is going to be involved one way or the other. — katieG
Significantly, his isolationism is largely intuitive, just as his sense of entitled Americanism is essentially irrational and anti-intellectual.
Cato, I think Buchanan still calls himself a Republican, so does that mean you are one or one that believes in isolationism to the nth degree?
After all, the best way to stoke isolationism is to get Americans to hate and fear other countries, and other countries to hate and fear the United States.
The best thing he could do now to prevent isolationism is to admit his mistakes, resign from the Presidency, and take Mr. Cheney with him. continue reading ...
However, American isolationism is having to retreat before the clear fact that unless we do actively co-operate with the rest of the world, there can be no lasting peace.