Herbert Hoover’s ghost

In 2014, I published a book called America in Retreat, with the subtitle, “The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder.” Though an entire chapter is devoted to a critique of Tea Party foreign policy, it was mainly a lament about what I saw as President Barack Obama’s imprudent retreat from America’s global responsibilities and the risk of returning to the disastrous foreign policy mindset of the 1930s.

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