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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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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville - 2003 - 703 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?...ambition, rivalship, interest, humour, or caprice? It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world;...
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Democracy in America: And Two Essays on America

2003 - 935 páginas
...and that, being chosen by the legislature of each state, they are the result of a two-stage election. Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice? Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the...
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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

2003 - 337 páginas
...provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our inter' est, guided by justice, shall counsel. Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice? i < 7 hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs that honesty...
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Roadmap to the Regents: U.S. history and government

Princeton Review - 2003 - 292 páginas
.... . . Our detached and distant situation invites and enables us to pursue a different course. . . . Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice [whim]? It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion...
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At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering Its Chance to Build a ...

Michael Hirsh - 2003 - 304 páginas
...exceptionalist mistrust about the rest of the world— especially Europe, about which George Washington warned: "Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?" The outside world, in other words, would only contaminate and corrupt our grand...
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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville, Arthur Goldhammer - 2004 - 941 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? 'Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the...
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The Dictionary Of Public Policy And Administration

Jay Shafritz - 2004 - 240 páginas
...George Washington, in his Farewell Address, September 17, 1796, advocated a policy of isolationism: "Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why,...the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor or caprice?" Washington's comment is revealing because isolationism has always been directed...
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Globocop: How America Sold Its Soul and Lost Its Way

Mark David Ledbetter - 2004 - 249 páginas
...extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible.... Why forego the advantages of so peculiar a situation?...Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humour or Caprice? Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world. John...
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - 2005 - 427 páginas
...provocation; when we may choose peace or war, as our interest guided by our justice shall Counsel. Why forgo the advantages of so peculiar a situation? Why quit...Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humour or Caprice? Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the foreign world. So...
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A Nation Under God?: The ACLU and Religion in American Politics

Thomas L. Krannawitter, Daniel C. Palm - 2005 - 247 páginas
...giving 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? Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent Alliances, with any portion of the...
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