February 23, 2014

The Internationalism of the Heartland

David Ignatius, Washington Post

The Associated Press

When politicians evoke global engagement, that shouldn’t be code for ever-higher defense spending. Internationalism should signify trade links that provide markets and jobs; human-rights and humanitarian policies that engage the deep religious faith of the heartland; measured security policies that protect Americans in an unstable world without busting the budget or skirting the Constitution.

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