Robert Taft on the Purpose of American Foreign Policy

By |2016-11-26T09:52:22-05:00September 1st, 2011|Tags: |

 by Robert Taft I do not believe it is a selfish goal for us to insist that the overriding purpose of all American foreign policy should be the maintenance of the liberty and peace of our people in the United States, so that they may achieve that intellectual and material improvement which is their [...]

Robert Taft on Moral Leadership in Foreign Policy

By |2016-11-26T09:52:22-05:00August 31st, 2011|Tags: |

There are a good many Americans who talk about an American century in which America will dominate the world. They rightly point out that the United States is so powerful today that we should assume a moral leadership in the world…The trouble with those who advocate this policy is that they really do not [...]

Robert Taft on Character

By |2017-06-28T15:46:39-05:00March 31st, 2011|Tags: |

Robert Taft Before our system can claim success, it must not only create a people with a higher standard of living, but people with a higher standard of character—character that must include religious faith, morality, educated intelligence, self-restraint, and an ingrained demand for justice and unselfishness. In our striving for material things, [...]

A Foreign Policy for Conservatives: Robert Taft

By |2018-10-16T20:25:33-05:00March 26th, 2011|Tags: |

For the object of American foreign-policy, Robert Taft argued repeatedly, is to protect and advance American national interests. Neutrality or intervention, alliances and restrictions upon armaments, international commercial agreements and assistance to other governments, peace or war, all must be determined by reference to the effects of such policies upon the security and the [...]