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Grew noted that Japanese leaders paid attention to his speech and were sobered by it.
The Japanese might have prevented all this if our statesmanship had been different. This was a choice of no one but the President. And the President was Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Magazine of Wall Street, 4 March 1933. 114. Roosevelt Presidential Library, Hyde Park, New York. xii, 50–52. 51–52. 52. 113. Henry L. Roosevelt proposed a "quarantine" of aggressors, principally Japan. " Even Cordell Hull, secretary of state, thought "quarantine" too drastic a word, believing that Americans had to be led gradually out of their isolationist mood.
15–25. Society consists of groups, classes, and other units whose interests and aspirations are often in conflict. How do various groups make known their wishes to policymakers, and what are the mechanisms through which the latter can be penalized for acting against the desires of certain segments of the population? They do not always consciously ask such a question, but it should at least serve as a heuristic framework for evaluating specific foreign policy decisions. American society, in other words, could continue to function without modifying its external relations visavis Japan or China.