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To the Farewell Address: Ideas of Early American Foreign Policy

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Washington's Farewell Address comprises various aspects of American political thinking. It reaches beyond any period limited in time and reveals the basic issue of the American attitude toward foreign policy: the tension between Idealism and Realism. Settled by men who looked for gain and by men who sought freedom, born into independence in a century of enlightened thinkin ...more
ebook, 181 pages
Published December 17th 2009 by Princeton University Press (first published June 1st 1961)
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Michael
Gilbert is interested in the unfolding of conflicting ideological orientations in the genesis of Federalist and Republican parties during this period. He addresses the role of party conflict in the formulation of guiding principles for American foreign policy. To do this he places ideological debate within the context of partisan struggles over the content of Washington's Farewell Address.

Immediately antecedent to discussing the physical genesis of the Farewell Address, Gilbert spends ample time
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I picked this up on a whim at a used book store, and I am so glad I did! It's a concise outline of European and American policy, and how Washington arrived at his concept of foreign policy at the end of his term as president. I now feel like I have a firm grasp on why we were so attached to isolationism at the outset of our government.
Yunis Esa
maybe with professors input I will get a better viewpoint next time
Joseph Downey
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