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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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The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete ...

David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim - 2007 - 377 strani
...tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests . . . Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? Washington's clarion call to avoid foreign entanglements reflected, and helped to shape, an enduring...
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A Blanc Check for Intervention - the Evolution of the Monroe Doctrine and ...

Michael Schmid - 2007 - 28 strani
...detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course [from Europe]" and asks "Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?"2 Thomas Jefferson agreed with Washington's assessment and as secretary of state (1792) he...
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How to Interpret History

Ron Hayhurst - 2007 - 307 strani
...combinations and collisions of her friendships or enmities. . . Why quit or own to stand upon foreign ground1? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, nvalship, interest, humor, or caprice. . . It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances...
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In Defense of the Bush Doctrine

Robert G. Kaufman - 2007 - 264 strani
...giving us of provocation; when we may choose between peace and war as our interests, guided by our Justice, shall counsel... . Why forgo the advantages...peculiar a situation? —Why quit our own to stand on foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace...
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Safire's Political Dictionary

William Safire - 2008 - 862 strani
...clear of permanent alliance with any portion of the foreign world." In the same speech he also said: "Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?" Two years later, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Thomas Lomax: "Commerce with all nations, alliance with...
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The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the ...

Strobe Talbott - 2008 - 496 strani
...nations was disinclined, as George Washington put it in his farewell address of 1796, to "interweav[e] our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle...ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice." Instead, America should "steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world."...
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Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World

Margaret MacMillan - 2008 - 404 strani
...1796, George Washington famously warned against "the insidious wiles of foreign influence" and asked, "Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, en tangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or...
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