‘Internationalists in Isolationist times’ — Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and a Rooseveltian Maxim

@article{Rofe2011InternationalistsII,
  title={‘Internationalists in Isolationist times’ — Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt and a Rooseveltian Maxim},
  author={J. Simon Rofe and John M. Thompson},
  journal={Journal of Transatlantic Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={46-62}
}
This article examines Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin Roosevelt’s approaches to formulating foreign policy within the context of contemporaneous debates about Isolationism and Internationalism. It argues that a ‘Rooseveltian Maxim’ can be identified based on common attributes found in each President’s ideas about US foreign policy and national security interests. This ‘Maxim’ was not dogma for either president, as they were both astute political operators. Instead it is based on their… Expand
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