Put Foreign Affairs On The Front Burner

The division between domestic and foreign concerns is a false dichotomy that does the U.S. no good. While George Bush reveled in foreign affairs to the detriment of the domestic economy, Bill Clinton could risk stability at home and abroad if he pays insufficient attention to foreign affairs. The Administration sees foreign policy as the handmaiden of domestic policy and rebuilding the domestic economy as its primary objective. The premise is that a stable and secure world needs an economically strong America. But the reverse is also true--that for America to be stable and secure, its allies must be economically strong.

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