Why The Neutralist? The term Isolationist implies a narrow Fortress America outlook and is used as an epithet. The term Neutralist does not indicate someone hiding out from the world. No one calls the Swiss isolationists. The Wilsonian world view is old, tired and wrong. Our interventions have been less and less successful and now the failure can no longer be covered up.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Main Stream Media has good article on Neutralism even if the author has never heard the term.

Thanassis Cambanis writes for the Boston Globe. Having grown up in the Boston area, I remember it as the serious newspaper, if only because it didn't publish the number like the Record did before the state went into the lottery business.

His article was a departure from MSM articles on the subject as he did not use the word Isolationist as an eptithet. Still, he could not name the right word. What is this, Harry Potter? Neutralism is "the policy whose name must not be mentioned."

Otherwise, the best article on the subject in a long time. To read Stand Alone: The Case for a New Isolationism you can go here if you are registered at the Globe.

Mr. Cambanis also has a blog here, which is well worth a visit. At his blog, he has written about his Globe article and this is the link for that.

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