American Values & American Foreign Policy

Glazer, Nathan. "American Values & American Foreign Policy." Commentary, 1976.

Excerpt: The United States is probably the only major country in the world in which it is taken quite as a matter of course that people will talk seriously about the relation of the nation’s values to its foreign policy. We in this country seem to believe, first, that there is something distinctive about our values, such that we can speak—even if with some uncertainty—about American values; and, second, that these values do, or should, affect our foreign policy.