What is the fundamental dilemma of American foreign policy inherited from the Puritans?

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A fundamental dilemma of foreign policy that we have (it can be argued) inherited from the Puritans is the idea that we should be a "city upon a hill," an example to the rest of the world.

What this often seems to mean to us is that we need to reform the rest of the world.  We feel the need to try to...

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