9/16/22 Michael Tracey on America First, NATO Expansion and the Shortage of Dissent in American Foreign Policy

by | Sep 18, 2022 | Interviews

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Scott talks with journalist Michael Tracey about the politics behind America’s foreign policy. Tracey recently attended a conference put on by the America First Policy Institute. Many Trump-friendly right-wing populists have defined their foreign policy philosophy as being “America First” with mixed understandings of the historical context behind that phrase. In many ways, this camp has represented a shift away from foreign interventionism within the American Right, at least concerning the Middle East and Europe. However, at the conference, Tracey found mostly establishment Republicans spewing hawkish nonsense. He talks with Scott about how, in many ways, the Trump Presidency brought about all the downsides of having a President willing to stand up to the war machine but with none of the upsides. 

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Michael Tracey is a New York-based journalist. You can find his writing on Substack and follow him on Twitter @mtracey

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