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Internationalism:  Reaching beyond national borders -- to secure treaties, bolster economies, tackle global issues of hunger and health -- is no longer the province of diplomats alone. From technologies that power banking, news, and social media to the international trade of oil, clothes, and cars, "foreign relations" is integrally part of our workaday world. Internationalism is a global web of interactions that (done well) requires cultural insight, historical perspective, and open dialogue. In this issue, we'll explore the give-and-take of internationalism, finding identity in a cross-cultural world, and the considerations of aid, alliance, and going it alone. 


Editor's Note
     By Carla Walker

Internationalism and the Common Good
     By William D. Adams, Chairman
     National Endowment for the Humanities

From Our Perspective
Humanities inform the debate.
     By Ann Thompson and Susan McCarthy

American Diplomacy -- Forging a Continental Nation
The America built by international relations.
     By Bill Bryans

Impertinent Questions: Internationalism against American Empire
Ending U.S. military occupations in Latin America.
     By Alan McPherson

Where We Find Ourselves: The GPS of Poetry
A guidance system of words and empathy.
     By Philip Metres

The U.S. and the U.N. -- A Call for Multilateral Leadership
A strong United Nations requires a committed United States.
     By Thomas G. Weiss

Isolating America
The consequences of withdrawing from the world stage.
     By Wendy N. Whitman Cobb

Being ME (Middle Eastern)
A Palestinian perspective.
     By Ibtisam Barakat

The Stranger
Assembling American identity from afar.
     By James McGirk