Journal of Transatlantic Studies

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 1–6 | Cite as


Isolationism and internationalism in transatlantic affairs
  • J. Simon RofeEmail author


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    Candidate Obama delivered a speech on July 24, 2008 in Berlin’s Tiergarten beneath the city’s Victory Column. Some estimates put the crowd as high as 200,000. New York Times, July 25, 2008, (accessed March 25, 2010). This New York Times article also points to the disjuncture between the people of Europe response and those of the European governments.
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    141 Despatch No. 119 Lothian to Halifax, February 1, 1940, Secret Re: Public Opinion. Viscount Halifax, Miscellaneous Correspondence folio 324 FO 800 324 National Archives, Kew London. Lord Lothian’s Ambassadorship is discussed by J. Simon Rofe, ‘Lord Lothian in Washington’, in Lothian and Anglo-American Relations 1900–1940, ed. Priscilla Roberts (Dordrecht: Republic of Letters, 2010).Google Scholar
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    Other sources include David P. Billington, Jr., Lothian: Philip Kerr and the Quest for World Order (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2006); andGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College StationUSA

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