The real reason for America’s hostility to China

Summary: Americans who read the news know that China is a designated bad guy, which justifies the full deployment of US power to contain it. Efforts by China to resist (or even defend itself) show its malevolent intent. Here is the rest of the story -- the true story. What is America's strategy to manage … Continue reading The real reason for America’s hostility to China

What Trump means by putting “America First”

Summary: Pundits treat "America First" as a meaningless slogan. Professor Maximilian Forte explains that its the connecting thread of Trump's views. He shows how it fits in the battle to control America's foreign policy. This is a follow-up to yesterday's post describing Trump's speech. Donald Trump’s “America First” Foreign Policy By Maximilian C. Forte from … Continue reading What Trump means by putting “America First”

Trump says interesting things about foreign policy that scare our elites

Summary: Trump's first speech about foreign policy is one of the few interesting speeches of this campaign. Liberals mocked it, ignoring the parts they agree with -- or would have agreed with before their enthusiastic embrace of corporatist "trade" pacts and aggressive wars. Even Trump's falsehoods are interesting. It scared our elites, reminding them that … Continue reading Trump says interesting things about foreign policy that scare our elites

About the Putin-envy of Republican presidential candidates

Summary: There are many candidates vying to become the Republican's Presidential nominee, but they offer a narrow range of policies -- especially in foreign affairs. Here Bill Astore describes where they wish to take America. Unlike Putin, they're serious. The idol of the Republican Candidate for President! How Republicans Talk About Foreign Policy By William … Continue reading About the Putin-envy of Republican presidential candidates