What Is Prudent American Realism

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“The United States has been most successful when it has followed a foreign policy of what might be called prudent American realism,” an approach rooted in both American principals and Aristotelian prudence (27). To truly understand prudent American realism the distinction must be made between American realism and traditional realism, “Prudent American realism, as opposed to a more traditional realism, recognizes that the internal character of regimes matters and that foreign policy must reflect the fundamental principles of liberal democracy ”, meaning that it is in the best interest of the united state if the world shares it’s same views on governing (27). For example, the U.S. has spend and enormous amount of money and involved itself in

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