the important and the not-so-important, horribly conflated.

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In politics on March 11, 2010 at 5:34 pm

= the percentage of Americans who describe themselves as “Isolationists,” according to a Pew Research Poll. [via FP]

Further proof that the neocon ideology that informed (to put it lightly) US foreign policy in the last decade had as its goal not global democracy, but domestic homogeneity.

If our “wars of liberation” did not pan out, the neocon reasoning goes, then we are justified in thinking that America is truly the last bastion of freedom—and the outside world’s affairs distract us from inside attacks by liberals, progressives, etc. on our very narrow notion of what America is or should be.

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