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Trump reboots the US foreign-policy debate

His "America First" message is one of nationalism, not globalism

Mr Trump is confident that Americans, tired of military interventions that go nowhere and of trade deals that rob them of jobs, would be drawn to his nationalist diatribe.


SINCE the end of the 1960s, when American military intervention in Southeast Asia triggered a long and bitter public debate, students of American politics and US foreign policy seemed to be operating based on the following axiom:

 The Democratic Party and the liberal...

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