May 1, 2014

Americans' Foreign Policy Contradictions

Max Boot, Commentary Magazine

The Associated Press

Americans may have mixed impulses in foreign policy but they are not dedicated isolationists. In fact they are ready to be led toward a stronger and more active foreign policy–a project that is likely to await Obama’s successor, whoever he or she may be.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, United States, U.S. Foreign Policy, Polls


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