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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Donald Trump's Radical Foreign Policy

The real question, it seems to me, is to what extent Trump's skeptical stance and questions represent current public opinion in the United States -- or resonate with it.  Perhaps the public has moved on from "policies that have had bipartisan support for decades.".

Donald Trump's Radical Foreign Policy

The Republican nominee doesn’t just disagree with Democrats—his ideas represent a break with a long list of policies that have won bipartisan support for decades.
To understand the ways in which Trump’s candidacy represents a break from decades of U.S. foreign-policy consensus—including in most, though not all cases, Republican orthodoxy—it’s more useful to follow the old axiom of show-don’t-tell with an inventory of the policy proposals Trump has suggested, juxtaposing them with the old, agreed-upon approach. Here’s a cheat sheet on the GOP nominee’s divergences from the established path.

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