isolationist isolationist  /ˌaɪ sə ˈleɪ ʃə nəst/


  1. (n) an advocate of isolationism in international affairs
  2. (adj) of or relating to isolationism


  1. He found himself with some strange bedfellows in his isolationist bed: some of them had Communist whiskers.
  2. He was Verne Marshall, recent Gazette editor and fireball isolationist head of the No Foreign War Committee.
  3. In some ways, Paul is a throwback to the frugal and isolationist wing of the old Republican Party, the fuddy-duddy GOP of Robert Taft and Calvin Coolidge.


  1. Five Best Friday Columns

    Michael Gerson in The Washington Post on Rand Paul's outsider status Sen. Rand Paul's defense of a neo-Confederate staff member, his anti-federal power stance, and his isolationist foreign policy make him too far outside the mainstream conservative viewpoint to be a Republican star, Gerson argues. "The triumph of his ideas and movement would fundamentally shift the mainstream and demolish a ...
    on July 19, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. Scarborough Battles GOP Rep. King Over U.S. ‘Military Adventurism’: ‘It’s Not Our Job To Be World Policemen!’

    This morning on Morning Joe , host Joe Scarborough confronted Rep. Peter King (R-NY) over American "military adventurism" and the Republican Party's expansive foreign policy decisions of the past decade. The heated exchange came shortly after Rep. King expressed his contempt for the "isolationist" foreign policy views of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) ...
    on July 19, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  3. Rep. Peter King aims to save GOP from Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz

    If he ultimately decides to run for president in 2016, Rep. Peter King will do it for one reason: to save the Republican party from the "isolationist" policies of Sen. Rand Paul and others. "It bothers me when the leading Republicans out there — someone like Rand Paul seems more ...
    on July 19, 2013     Source: The Washington Times


  1. "We need to demonstrate by our deeds, words and our actions that we are internationalist, not isolationist, multilateralist, not unilateralist, active and not passive, and driven by core values consistently applied, not special interests,"...
    on Jul 14, 2007 By: Douglas Alexander Source: Dispatch Online

  2. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush says he's worried that the United States could become "isolationist and nervous."
    on Jun 5, 2008 By: President Bush Source: WZTV

  3. "Unfortunately, current conditions and emerging challenges have led some to pursue isolationist or protectionist energy policies, which could have severe consequences for the global economy and for global energy security over the longer term. It is...
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Rex Tillerson Source: EnergyCurrent

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