America First (policy)

political catch phrase

America First refers to a foreign policy in the United States that emphasizes U.S. nationalism and unilateralism.


  • the jingoes and war speculators are filling the air with the sentimental slogan of hypocritical nationalism, "America for Americans," "America first, last, and all the time...The very proclaimers of "America first" have long before this betrayed the fundamental principles of real Americanism...the other truly great Americans who aimed to make of this country a haven of refuge, who hoped that all the disinherited and oppressed people in coming to these shores would give character, quality and meaning to the country.
    • Emma Goldman, "Preparedness, the Road to Universal Slaughter" (1915)

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