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" ... neutrality we may at any time resolve upon to be scrupulously respected; when belligerent nations, under the impossibility of making acquisitions upon us, will not lightly hazard the giving us provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest,... "
Democracy in America - Stran 227
avtor: Alexis de Tocqueville - 2000 - 778 strani
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Promised Land, Crusader State: The American Encounter with the World Since 1776

Walter A. McDougall - 1997 - 286 strani
...or war, as our interest, guided by justice, thall counsel. Why forego the advantages of so pecuhar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign...and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalthip, interest, humor, or caprice? And so to the Great Rule: It is our true pohcy to steer clear...
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What America Owes the World: The Struggle for the Soul of Foreign Policy

H. W. Brands, Henry William Brands - 1998 - 335 strani
...Providence had so situated America as to enable it to perfect its institutions on its own. "Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit...European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?"3 n Why indeed? Jefferson asked during his own presidency. Responsibility and Napoleon tempered...
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US Government & Politics

Andy Williams - 1998 - 210 strani
...States out of foreign affairs. As he departed the presidency, Washington clearly articulated this view. 'Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice?' Of course, it was not possible to stay apart from the rest of the world, although the policy of isolationism...
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The Course of Empire

Bernard De Voto - 1998 - 647 strani
...question which down to this day has lowered like a thunderhead whenever the nation has come in peril, "Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?" Always when that cloud has gathered it has been dispelled by the same inexorability that faced Tefferson...
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Diplomacy for the Next Century

Abba Eban - 1998 - 191 strani
...George Washington in his Farewell Address, "forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? . . . Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...of European Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humor or Caprice?"10 In strictly objective terms these references to Europe were churlish and unfounded. America...
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Costs of War

John V. Denson - 1997 - 450 strani
...vicissitudes of her politics, or the ordinary combinations and collisions of her friendships, or enmities Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...the toils of European Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humour or Caprice? Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the...
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American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns: The Suppressed History of ...

Richard N. Rosenfeld - 1998 - 1012 strani
...conscience from its honesty?" Washington's Farewell Address asks, "Wliy, by interweaving our destiny with any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity...European ambition, rivalship, interest humor or caprice? 'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances •with any portion of the foreign world...
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U.S. Department of State: A Reference History

Elmer Plischke - 1999 - 763 strani
...pursue a different course. . . . Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? A few years later, in his first Inaugural Address on December 8, 1801, Thomas Jefferson synthesized...
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The Quotable George Washington: The Wisdom of an American Patriot

George Washington - 1999 - 110 strani
...of which are essentially foreign to our concerns. Farewell Address, Philadelphia, September 19, 1796 Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice? Farewell Address, Philadelphia, September 19, 1796 America may think herself happy in having the Atlantic...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - 1999 - 920 strani
...the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Wby quit our own, to stand upon foreign ground? Wby, hy interweaving our destiny with that of any part of...our peace and prosperity in the toils of European amhition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? *Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent...
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