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Friday, September 3, 2010

A tradition with a bad track record

Ron Paul:
A return to the traditional U.S. foreign policy of active private engagement but government noninterventionism is the only alternative that can restore our moral and fiscal health.
Sure, because it worked so well in the run-up to World War II.

2 comments:

Coco Rico said...

Good point. I wonder why others don't confront Paul with this more. Although I do like hearing Republican candidates who exercise some skepticism about the necessity for military intervention at maximum scale and in all conflicts.

Kenneth Silber said...

I'm with you, Coco. We need skepticism about intervention as well as non-intervention. But I'd hate to see the world that would come about if the U.S. started abrogating its treaties. One result would surely be more countries (eg Taiwan) developing their own nuclear arsenals.