We were isolationist during the 1930s. That didn't turn out too well. Too many military quagmires will do that to a country.in reference to:
"At the very moment when President Barack Obama is looking to thrust the U.S. ever more into global affairs, from Afghanistan to climate change, the American public is turning more isolationist and unilateralist than it has at any time in decades, according to a new poll released Thursday. The survey by the Pew Research Center found a plurality of Americans — 49 percent _ think that the U.S. should "mind its own business internationally" and leave it to other countries to fend for themselves.It was the first time in more than 40 years of polling that the ranks of Americans with isolationist sentiment outnumbered those with a more international outlook, Pew said. "The U.S. public is turning decidedly inward," Pew said."
- Pew poll: Americans turning sharply toward isolationism | McClatchy (view on Google Sidewiki)