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  • n  a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations

  • Will's views on war generally harken back to another era of pre World War II conservative isolationism.
  • Yet when war came, Cardinal Villeneuve shed his isolationism, urged French Canadians, foes of conscription and overseas service, to register for the draft and to enlist.
  • There is also economic isolationism, otherwise known as protectionism.

  • President Bush in Sydney Morning Herald
    We hear voices calling for us to retreat from the world and close our doors to these opportunities,Mr Bush said in a speech in Singapore before he flew to Hanoi. "These are the old temptations of isolationism and protectionism, and America...
  • John McCain in Kansas City Star
    I reject the false virtues of economic isolationism,McCain told the National Council of La Raza. "Any confident, competent country and its government should embrace competition."
  • Ron Paul in Forbes
    At one point, McCain gave a history lesson to libertarian-leaning Rep. Ron Paul, who wants to pull troops out of Iraq, saying: "that kind of isolationism, sir, is what caused World War II."

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