Following the first world war, the majority of people in the United States became great believers in isolationism; that is, they wanted to avoid any foreign contacts other than those necessary to trade and certain business relationships. "Buy American" became the slogan; "self-sufficiency" was the goal. The American people were determined that their sons should not fight on foreign soil again. Today we are facing the result of our holding to the idea of isolationism.
"The Fallacy of Isolationism,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 12
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol12/iss1/5