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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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A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a ...

Joseph Story - 2012 - 372 strani
...provocation ; wher we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided bj justice, shall counsel. Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation ? Why quit our own, to stand upon foreign ground T Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity...
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Mixed Messages: American Politics and International Organization 1919-1999

Edward C. Luck - 2010 - 394 strani
...foreign to our concerns... . Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? 1 Washington called for the extension of commercial relations to Europe but warned the United States...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 strani
...provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice, shall counsel. Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? . . . Though in reviewing the incidents of my administration I am unconscious of intentional error,...
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"Some Big Bourgeois Brothel": Contexts for France's Culture Wars with Hollywood

Bill Grantham, George Grantham - 2000 - 184 strani
...United States were determined not to be European. "Why," George Washington said in his farewell address, "by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity to the toils of European Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humour or Caprice?"* Washington, a politician...
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Putting "defense" Back Into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in ...

Ivan Eland - 2001 - 242 strani
...disengaged. The first president asked rhetorically: "Why forgo the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and our prosperity in the toils of European ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humore, or Caprice?" He continued,...
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Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline ...

John V. Denson - 2001 - 791 strani
...the period is not far off, when we may defy material injury from external annoyance. . . . Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground.29 Here Washington adopts the much maligned Fortress America stance so derided by critics of...
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Diplomacy for the 21st Century

Nau Nihal Singh - 2002 - 210 strani
...exclaimed George Washington in his Farewell Address, "forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?... Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...toils of European Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humor Caprice?"10 In strictly objective terms these references to Europe were churlish and unfounded. America...
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Democracy in America: And Two Essays on America

2003 - 935 strani
...being chosen by the legislature of each state, they are the result of a two-stage election. Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit...European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice? Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the foreign world. So...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

2003 - 337 strani
...provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our inter' est, guided by justice, shall counsel. Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? i < 7 hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs that honesty is always the...
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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville - 2003 - 703 strani
...provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice, shall counsel. Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humour, or caprice? It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of...
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