American Foreign Policy

American Foreign Policy PS 123/PACS 130
Spring 2003
Monday and Wednesday 4-5:30
4 LeConte
Professor Crawford
202 Moses Hall
Office Hours: M 10-11:30


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I.Where We Are:
A. More on the National Interest
B.The Conservative Internationalist (Expansionist) definition of the National Interest
1. Unilateralism and
2. the expansion of American “hard” power
C.bad ideas propelleded US toward Imperialism in the 1890s.
1. Economic ideas
2. Security Ideas
3. Social Darwinist ideas
4. American superiority
D. Conservative Internationalism Today?
II America as Crusader: The Roots of Conservative and Liberal Internationalism
A. Linking Ideology to Destiny
B. Linking Destiny to the Spread of Ideology
C. Expansionists: Force and Unilateralism
III.Liberal Internationalism
A. Hope that Anarchy can be softened
B. The Missionary Inpulse
C. Enlightened Self Interest
D.Multilateralism and Aid
E.. War Prevention
IV.Pros and Cons
V. Liberal Internationalist Grand Strategy for the United States