American isolationism resurgent?

  • 1999-10-21
  • By Richard J. Krickus
U.S. war guarantees to Poland today and Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Rumania tomorrow may seem costless, painless and popular. But so did England's guarantee to protect Belgium's neutrality in 1839, and that led to the awful casualties that Great Britain suffered in World War I. "Today, we are traveling the same path that was trod by the British empire to the same fate. Do we want America to end that way?"These lines were written by Pat Buchanan, a conservative journalist and weekly TV commentator in his most recent book, "A Republic not an Empire." Journalists write books all the time so...
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