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Isolation vs. Intervention: Is America the World's Police Force?

Isolation vs. Intervention: Is America the World's Police Force?

by Karen Bornemann Spies

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-6This impartial and timely presentation asks whether the U.S. should take care of its own needs first and avoid involvement in the political and economic concerns of other nations or if it has a duty to serve as the world's leader and supply military and financial aid to other countries. Spies discusses the concepts of isolationism and interventionism as they relate to important events in our history and shows how our nation has, for a variety of reasons, gone back and forth between these two approaches to foreign policy. She covers America's military involvements in both World Wars and in subsequent conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. The Cold War and impact of the breakup of the Soviet Union is noted and U.S. military action in Haiti, Somalia, and Bosnia is debated. The attitudes and actions of the presidents from Washington to Clinton in regard to foreign entanglements are discussed. The straightforward writing deals with issues that young people frequently see on television and is an excellent source for reports. The attractive, open format contains good-quality photographs (several of which are reproduced in color) and easy-to-understand graphs.Judith L. Miller, formerly at Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library, IN

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Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
Issues of Our Time Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
7.72(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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