Donald Trump describes his foreign policy as one that puts “America First,” but he’s clearly discomfited by U.S. dominance.
Paul Gross"To the extent that Donald Trump has presided over a relatively conventional big-“R” Republican foreign policy, it is in spite of his instincts and attributable to the conventional Republicans with whom he is surrounded." Yup. commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy… via @commentary
Yascha talks with James Bloodworth, author of Hired.
Paul GrossGreat discussion with @J_Bloodworth, one of the most thoughtful and nuanced writers from the British left. He's also excellent here on Corbyn and how leftist populism can be as bad and as bigoted as its counterpart on the right. slate.com/news-and-polit… via @slate
John McCain spent his life not just in service to the country but as an advocate for a set of American ideas about civic responsibility and exceptionalism.
Paul GrossReally good from @NoahCRothman. McCain vs. Trump, both Republicans, helps explain why the key ideological battle in the West now is not left vs. right, but "McCains" (transatlantic alliance liberal democrats) vs. "Trumps" (anti-globalist authoritarians).