Left-Wing Foreign Policy: A Feasible…

U.S. foreign policy (FP) has seldom been influenced by the Left, except through the medium of mass demonstrations. The thinking underlying such influence is usually rudimentary – peace is better than war, war is not healthy for children and other living things, etc. More erudite thinking about imperialism or sophisticated alternatives to the official line have usually been confined to the margins. One reason is that critics of U.S. foreign policy have been blocked from official positions, and it is not possible to build up a bench of credentialed experts (those with government experience). Acknowledged progressive authorities are few.

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