No Foreign Entanglements

Herb Block cartoon from 1935 satirizing the isolationist, anti-war position of interwar US Senate. The drawing includes a defiant politician in Washington, D.C., oblivious to the numerous commercial ships and airplanes that continued to entangle the US with the fate of the wider world.

In the 1930s, the United States Senate took an isolationist position against any kind of U.S. involvement in international engagements, ranging from refusal to join the World Court to the passage of the various Neutrality Acts, which left allies vulnerable.

CreatorHerb Block, cartoonistSourceHerb Block FoundationRightsHerb Block FoundationCoverageUnited StatesTime Period1930s