Liberalism And Idealism

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In the place where the United States has grown into the most powerful nation in the world, the key concepts of liberalism, idealism, and realism have flourished to form the government and; consequently, the United States’ foreign policy. The United States foreign policy has changed throughout time, being very dependent on the national interest of the country. With that being said the largest part of the United States’ outlook on foreign policy is none of these political ideas on foreign policy; but has evolved through the maturing of the United States in some type of neo-policy that was created based upon these three ideas. Through the exploration of the three key concepts of the United States’ foreign policy, the end result is inevitable and …show more content…
Many liberals are more concerned about promoting democratic values and human rights, rather than worry about their own foreign policy. This is shown through many progressive people in the United States vying for human …show more content…
Plato believed that there were two worlds: the visual world that we see and the “becoming” world, defined as the “world of ideas” (inters.org). In an address from the Earl of Birkenhead from the University of Glasgow, he defines political idealism as “the spirit which impels an individual or a group of individuals to a loftier standard of conduct than that which ordinarily prevails around them or him” (Birkenhead, 1) An idealist is someone who tries to achieve a highly set goal that other citizens of equal moral judgement seem to think of it as

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