History of the U.S. and Its Colonial Origins: 20th Century
In 1941, magazine magnate Henry Luce declared this to be the “American Century.” The United States, he argued, ought to discard its policy of isolation and replace Great Britain as the global leader since America had both the right and the moral obligation to use military and economic means to promote freedom and democracy around the world. Based on readings and lectures, is this a fair representation of U.S. foreign policy from the end of World War Ito the early 1960s? Did the U.S. practice isolation prior to World War II, and was spreading freedom and democracy its main objective during this period through the Cold War? If not, how would you characterize U.S. foreign policy during this period?