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Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

222trumprooseveltOne of President Theodore Roosevelt’s many iconic phrases is his summation of American foreign policy: ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ Over the past century, however, American presidents have enjoyed doing the exact opposite. Indeed, since it became a superpower in the middle of the 20th century, America’s favourite pastime has been to carry a big stick and speak in a loud voice. That is to say, presidents and policy makers instinctively raise a commotion whenever America’s honour or prestige is insulted on the world stage. Read article here