Intimate Link of Domestic and Foreign policies

Domestic and foreign policy are intimately intertwined. At no time is this more clear than in periods of
prolonged war. Prominent individuals from the authors of the Anti-Federalist and Federalist Papers to Benjamin
Franklin and George Washington on up to Randolph Bourne early in the last century to contemporaries like
Robert Higgs and Ron Paul have understood this well, warning against the dangers — particularly to a republic
— of standing armies, entangling alliances, and imperial adventurism abroad. Draw upon your required reading
and viewing material to explain the nature of such dangers (i.e., their consequences). Where does the United
States stand with regard to such dangers today? Do you think the fears of these men are legitimate, even
timeless? Or do they stem from quaint, outmoded notions that have no place in this day and age?

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