As for prudence, Trump's noninterventionism
protected him from some sins of commission, but one can question whether his mental maps and contextual intelligence are adequate to understand the risks posed to the U.S.
In his column, the longtime champion of noninterventionism
and liberty expressed sympathy for the displaced people--particularly the children.
The real conservative, he later wrote in A Program for Conservatives, "can urge upon his nation a policy of patience and prudence, A 'preventive' war, whether or not it might be successful in the field--and that is a question much in doubt--would be morally ruinous to us." This attitude would temper The Conservative Mind and Kirk's politics for the rest of his life, leading him to support, for example, the noninterventionism
of presidential candidate Patrick Buchanan in the 1990s.
This critical juncture revived a strain of noninterventionism
and isolationism that persisted in American culture for a quarter century until World War II.
So, before reviewing what Johnson actually says about Syria - which almost every media outlet has ignored - consider whether anyone should expect the question after one about "the Nader effect" would be about a specific issue of foreign policy, identified not as "Syria," or "the bombing in Aleppo," and without any lead-in like, "Let me ask you about your noninterventionism
Add to that the inevitable association of Rand Paul with his father Ron Paul's strict libertarian noninterventionism
, and the Kentucky senator seemed an awkward fit for a party that has usually liked to talk tough, even as it formerly practiced sound diplomacy in office.
The American discussion about France's choices has mostly clustered around two poles: hyper-interventionism and noninterventionism
. Donald Trump, who has as good a claim on America's id in 2015 as any politician (God help us), vowed in early December that "I would knock the hell out of ISIS, I would hit them so hard," adding: "When you get these terrorists, you have to take out their families.
Beijing's principle of noninterventionism
and lack of adherence to high standards create negative social and environmental consequences and contradict western values and international norms.
Importantly, egoism is not a policy of "noninterventionism
." To begin with, "noninterventionism
" is not a foreign policy but a floating abstraction--an idea detached from the facts of reality, detached from the requirements of human life, detached from rational discourse.
Whereas his father was an FDR Democrat, his mother favored sound money, lower government spending, and, as World War II loomed, Republicans' traditional noninterventionism
and opposition to Stalin's Soviet Union.
has been a diplomatic mantra since Zhou Enlai laid out the"five principles of peaceful coexistence" over half a century ago.
While none of these channels are especially useful or dependable sources of information about their countries of origin, CCTV is perhaps the least daring of the three, with a perspective on the world that both reflects the Chinese government's policy preference for noninterventionism
and is broadly sympathetic to Western neoliberalism.