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" The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little political connection as possible. "
The Senator; or, Clarendon's parliamentary chronicle - Página xl
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Democracy in America

Alexis de Tocqueville, Arthur Goldhammer - 2004 - 941 páginas
...fellow citizens that served as his political testament, had this to say: The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our...to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements, let them be fulfilled, with perfect good faith....
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Power and Politics in Globalization: The Indispensable State

Howard H. Lentner - 2004 - 227 páginas
...guideline that would provide a beacon for American policy for centuries: "The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign nations, is in extending...to have with them as little political connection as possible" (Washington 1796). Since that time, the United States has followed "the great rule" fairly...
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The Sorrows of Empire: Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic

Chalmers A Johnson, James Carroll - 2004 - 389 páginas
...of September 17, 1796, George Washington told his fellow Americans, "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is — in extending...to have with them as little political connection as possible."10 To twentyfirst-century ears, this pronouncement seems highly idealistic and, if perhaps...
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People of the Bomb: Portraits of America's Nuclear Complex

Hugh Gusterson - 2004 - 312 páginas
...broke with George Washington's declaration in his farewell address that "the great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our...to have with them as little political connection as possible."1 The North Atlantic Treaty marked the start of "an American protectorate for Europe"2 that,...
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The Case for Sovereignty: Why the World Should Welcome American Independence

Jeremy A. Rabkin - 2004 - 257 páginas
...avoid any further entanglements with the aims of foreign governments: "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our...to have with them as little political connection as possible"6 (original emphasis). Preoccupation with securing its independence did not mean, however,...
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Liberty in Troubled Times: A Libertarian Guide to Laws, Politics and Society ...

James Walsh - 2004 - 344 páginas
...often, sometimes perhaps the liberty, of nations has been the victim. .. .The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is in extending our...to have with them as little political connection as possible. In those few paragraphs, Washington anticipated many of the problems that America faces as...
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The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roos

John B. Judis - 2010 - 256 páginas
...Britain's superior navy. In his Farewell Address in 1796, Washington said, "The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as litde political connection as possible." He warned against "permanent inveterate...
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Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order

Jeffrey W. Legro, Professor of Politics Jeffrey W Legro - 2005 - 253 páginas
...Farewell Address to Congress is read aloud in Congress. In it he advises: The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our...to have with them as little political connection as possible. . . . Why by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace...
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The Path to Peace

Wardell Lindsay - 2005 - 6 páginas
...the applause and confidence of the people to surrender their interests. The great rule of conduct for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our...to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements let them be fulfilled with perfect good faith....
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American Political Rhetoric: A Reader

Peter Augustine Lawler, Robert Martin Schaefer - 2005 - 427 páginas
...applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests. The Great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign Nations is in extending our...to have with them as little political connection as possible. So far as we have already formed engagements let them be fulfilled, with perfect good faith....
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