US Foreign Policy: A Return to the 1930's?
The 1920s and 1930s were a time when, like today, most Americans did not believe they faced an existential threat to their security and way of life. The belief then, like now, was for countries to take care of their own problems while Americans looked after “America First.” The generations of the interwar period have been characterized by some as isolationists, blind to the dangers that we today can see were lying in wait for them. Those Americans were not so different from us. We can learn much from their experience. Should the United States pursue a narrower definition of American interests and reduce American involvement overseas or advance a more expansive foreign policy? This course will focus on these questions and more.
$35 for a two-week session.