Not just decline, but collapse. In Syria, Trump Has Brought On the Collapse of American Influence - Bloomberg
“It would be charitable to say Trump has chosen decline in Syria. It’s more accurate to say that he has chosen collapse.” ⁦⁩ on how Trump is making America unexceptional.
"It would be charitable to say Trump has chosen decline in Syria. It’s more accurate to say that he has chosen collapse." Read on Trump's American Unexceptionalism
Decline is a choice. So is collapse. My latest column on Trump’s American Unexceptionalism.
“It would be charitable to say Trump has chosen decline in Syria. It’s more accurate to say that he has chosen collapse.” Brilliant piece by ⁦
"It would be charitable to say #Trump has chosen decline in #Syria. It’s more accurate to say that he has chosen collapse." - hits the distressing nail on the head here:
I agree with Eli’s descriptions here without concurring with his prescriptions. The president, rambling or not, sees the world as it is.
“There is a temptation to call this isolationism,” but it is “American unexceptionalism,” argues (which I think is why he draws support from the Blumenthal/Greenwald left too)
“Trump’s two rambling appearances...on Wednesday are notable not merely for their incoherence, which is by now familiar. They amount to a raw expression of his foreign policy: He is the leading proponent of what might be called American unexceptionalism.”
Brilliant column by ⁦
“In fairness to Trump, he is not alone in seeing American idealism as an elaborate con. Thinkers such as Noam Chomsky have made a version of this argument for years.”
"It would be charitable to say Trump has chosen decline in Syria. It’s more accurate to say that he has chosen collapse."
In Syria, is Trump presiding over the decline of American power? It's worse than that, says . He is bringing about its collapse via
From the article: “Last week, northern Syria was relatively peaceful. Now it is chaos. Russian officers are touring bases abandoned by U.S. soldiers. A NATO ally is slaughtering America’s Kurdish partners. Islamic State prisoners are breaking out of jails”