Dulles, John Foster
October 1957
Foreign Affairs;Oct57, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
Since the founding of the U.S., the American people have believed that it had a mission in the world. They have believed that their conduct and example would promote the spread of free institutions. But they have traditionally felt that it would be better for their government to avoid involvement in international issues. With rare expectations, the U.S. left the field of international politics to the governments of the "Great Powers" of the nineteenth century. It took the First World War to involved the U.S. in the world crises and conflicts. This article examines the evolution of the U.S. foreign policy and the country's national principles.


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