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Fourteen Points for the Twenty-First CenturyA Renewed Appeal for Cooperative Internationalism$
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Richard H. Immerman and Jeffrey A. Engel

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813179001

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813179001.001.0001

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Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteenth Point in the Twenty-First Century

Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteenth Point in the Twenty-First Century

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Fourteen Points for the Twenty-First Century

Thomas J. Knock

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter explores American foreign policy and the country’s global position in the early twenty-first century, and in particular during the presidency of Donald Trump, employing the historical background of Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points. Specifically, the chapter discusses the importance of Wilson’s fourteenth point, which emphasizes the need for international cooperation and mutual understanding among nations. It explains why the United States needs internationalism and a strong foreign policy. The chapter concludes by stating the need for America’s involvement with the United Nations, in the midst of Trump’s efforts to separate America from the international community.

Keywords:   Woodrow Wilson, Fourteen Points, Donald Trump, internationalism, foreign policy, League of Nations, United Nations, United States

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