Terrorism and Foreign Policy


The foundational principle of American foreign policy is stated in the Declaration of Independence: “Enemies in War, in Peace, Friends.” Foreign policy at the time of the Founding sought to implement this principle. The Founders’ policy offers guidance for dealing with Islamic terrorists and other adversaries of the American regime today.


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Will Morrisey is professor emeritus of politics at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Kenyon College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the New School.