Grand Strategy

Op-Ed

Why a Trump Presidency Might Not Be as Awful as We Fear

Author: Max Boot
ForeignPolicy.com

In 1777, when Britain received words of the drubbing its forces had suffered at Saratoga to the American rebels, a friend of Adam Smith’s exclaimed that “the nation was ruined.” The wise philosopher calmly replied: “There is a great deal of ruin in a nation.” That proposition is about to be put to the test by President-elect Donald Trump. We must now hope that Trump can be reined in from the rhetoric of his campaign.

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Op-Ed

A Realist Rally

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
National Interest

Leslie Gelb argues that now is the time for realists to put aside partisan differences to form a " politically potent coalition...to shape U.S. foreign policy."

 

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