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" Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation ? Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground ? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest,... "
The Republic: A Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Politics & Art - Página 16
1852
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A Familiar Exposition of the Constitution of the United States: Containing a ...

Joseph Story - 2012 - 372 páginas
...us 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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U.S. Department of State: A Reference History

Elmer Plischke - 1999 - 763 páginas
.... . . Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course. . . . Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit our own stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Fred L. Israel, Jim F. Watts, Thomas J. McInerney - 2000 - 396 páginas
...us 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?...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - 2000 - 656 páginas
...us 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?...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? . . . Though in reviewing the incidents of my administration I am unconscious of...
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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville - 2000 - 778 páginas
...provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest, guided by justice, shall counsel. "Why forgo the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? "It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of...
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"Some Big Bourgeois Brothel": Contexts for France's Culture Wars with Hollywood

Bill Grantham, George Grantham - 2000 - 184 páginas
...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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Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline ...

John V. Denson - 2001 - 791 páginas
...government, 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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Putting "defense" Back Into U.S. Defense Policy: Rethinking U.S. Security in ...

Ivan Eland - 2001 - 242 páginas
...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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American Presidents: Farewell Messages to the Nation, 1796-2001

Gleaves Whitney - 2003 - 477 páginas
...us 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?...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of...
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Diplomacy for the 21st Century

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