- Foster the strength of the empire by just legislation and economy at home
- The aim of foreign policy should be "to preserve to the nations of the world … the blessings of peace."
- "Even when you do a good thing," Gladstone observed, "you may do it in so bad a way that you may entirely spoil the beneficial effect."
- To avoid needless and entangling engagements.
- To acknowledge the equal rights of all nations.
Monday, March 06, 2006
All this foreign policy done hurt my think-bone
L.A. Times published an editorial today analyzing the disaster that is George W. Bush's foreign policy by applying the 5 Principles of Foreign Policy laid out by William Ewart Gladstone nearly 130 years ago. These principles were laid out in a series of speeches during a heated political campaign in the U.K. and yet they remain quite relevant even today. The 5 Principles of Foreign Policy are summarized in the following list...
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