Thursday, January 19, 2017

Tony Smith, America's Mission

Democracy promotion has been our bipartisan foreign policy objective going back to the Wilson administration, according to Tony Smith, in his classic work on U.S. foreign policy history, America's Mission: The United States and the Worldwide Struggle for Democracy.

Frankly, for all of Donald Trump's bluster, I don't expect the U.S. to deviate much from its historic world role, even on democracy promotion.

It'd be great to get our NATO and East Asian allies to pay more of their fare share, but that's not the same as throwing them under the bus, as butt-hurt leftists would have you believe.

More later.