The Region of Isolationism

  title={The Region of Isolationism},
  author={Ralph H. Smuckler},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  pages={386 - 401}
Isolationism, a persistent refrain in the history of American foreign policy, has received its full share of recent investigation. These investigations have followed a number of approaches, varying from historical research into the interaction of isolationist and interventionist groups and individuals in the pre-World War II period to studies of the underlying causes of isolationist thinking. It is the purpose of this paper to consider one of the ambiguities that still remain; that is, the… 

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