The economic aid which is required could not be a matter of pure generosity. Nations as nations are incapable of such generosity.
Christianity & Crisis Magazine & Reinhold NiebuhrJune 17, 2022
Once again, public opinion polls have disappointed isolationists and others who want the United States to have a minimalist foreign policy. Almost overnight, a large swath of America now wants to counter Russia, and elected officials who want to keep their jobs have responded.
Mark MeltonMarch 16, 2022
Early on, President Joe Biden’s rhetoric promised a rejection of isolationism and a return to engagement. But his actions in Afghanistan speak volumes.
Alan DowdSeptember 17, 2021
Formal religious adherence is declining, but America’s longtime religious self-identity as a lodestar of democratic responsibility in the world continues unabashed.
Mark TooleyFebruary 28, 2020
Colin Dueck’s “Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism” presents a sophisticated outlook on the future of Republican foreign policy.
Ionut PopescuFebruary 28, 2020
When it comes to democracy promotion, it seems the Obama-Trump era is the aberration.
Alan DowdFebruary 4, 2019
This is an axiom, as true for foreign policy as it is for our faith. We may not be bound by history, but we are damned if we ignore it. The root of conservatism is the tendency to see value in traditions not as ends unto themselves but as visible reminders of the sacrifices of those who have gone before.
Drew GriffinJune 7, 2018
From the ashes of both Bryan’s ignoble isolationism and Wilson’s utopian universalism rose the school of Christian realism advocated by Reinhold Niebuhr.
Matt GobushApril 21, 2018
The United States’ involvement in two world wars indicates clearly that American isolationism is at a practical end, Reinhold Niebuhr asserts in this article, originally published on April 5, 1943 in Christianity and Crisis. Working toward international integration is a national responsibility – morally and in the interests of security. Alliances depend on the will of their members; it is no different for the United States. Niebuhr also warns of a new danger: a unilateral “imperialist” American military establishment, simultaneously preoccupied with hegemony and unconcerned with the rest of the world.
Christianity & Crisis MagazineApril 19, 2018