The Education of an Anti-Imperialist: Robert La Follette and U.S. Expansion, Richard Drake

Author
Edward Rhodes
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Political Science Quarterly
Volume
129
Issue Number
4
Publication Date
Winter 2014-15
Institution
Academy of Political Science
Abstract
“History,” Winston Churchill is reported to have observed, “is written by the vic¬tors.” The losers, if they are lucky enough to avoid vilification, are airbrushed out. When it comes to our understanding of American foreign policies of the first four decades of the twentieth century, the history-writing victors have, for the most part, been liberal internationalists. Democrats and Republicans alike, in the wake of the Second World War, concluded that the task of making the world safe for America demanded active, global U.S. politico-military engagement. In the name of liberal international institutions, Washington's “Farewell” injunctions against entangling alliances would be consigned to the waste bin of quaint anachronisms.- See more at: http://www.psqonline.org/article.cfm?IDArticle=19341#sthash.wG3JMQox.dpuf
Topic
Foreign Policy, Education, War
Political Geography
United States, Washington