Antedating of "Isolationist"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon May 17 00:17:24 UTC 2004

isolationist (OED 1899)

1898 _Chicago Daily Tribune_ 4 Sept. 30  The anti-extensionists -- the
mugwumps and Bryanites -- use the term "imperialist" by applying it to
everybody who is not an isolationist.

Fred Shapiro

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