May 01, 2014

The Myth of Fortress America

By Joseph I. Lieberman

Source: Foreign Policy

Journalist(s) JON KYL, JOSEPH LIEBERMAN

If you're reading the newspapers these days, it must seem like isolationism is the new black. Yesterday's headlines blared, "Americans Want to Retreat From World Stage, Poll Finds." Trouble is, it's not true. The poll didn't say it and a wealth of data shows that the public does not want to retreat into Fortress America.

Here are the facts: In the poll that drove the headlines on April 30, 47 percent of respondents said they want their country to be "less active in world affairs." Thirty percent favored the current level of activity, while 19 percent wanted the United States to be more active. No one said they wanted to "retreat from the world stage."

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  • Joseph I. Lieberman

    CNAS Board of Director, Senior Counsel, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman, LLP

    Now Senior Counsel at the law firm of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres, and Friedman in New York, Joseph I. Lieberman was for 24 years a member of the U.S. Senate from Connecticut. At...