ON-Lion Letter
Debates about whether and how much America should stay engaged in the world revolve around three main traditions:  liberal internationalism, realism, and nationalism.  In his new book Conservative Internationalism:  Armed Diplomacy Under Jefferson, Polk, Truman, and Reagan, former White House senior staffer Henry R. Nau delved deeply into another, often-overlooked foreign-policy tradition called conservative internationalism.

In his November Bradley Lecture at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) in Washington, D.C., Nau explored this tradition through the foreign polices of those four presidents.  Conservative internationalism, Nau believes, offers a value-based and cost-effective way for America to stay engaged in the world at a time when isolationist tendencies are once again tempting America to withdraw.

Nau is a professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University, to which he recommends students for participation in the Bradley Fellowship Program.  His full lecture is viewable online.

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