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Episode from the podcastThe American Interest

Conservative Nationalism and the Roots of Trump’s Foreign Policy

Released Tuesday, 29th October 2019
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Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism
Colin Dueck
Is Donald Trump’s approach to foreign policy a historic aberration, or does it represent a return to an older tradition? In his new book Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism, Colin Dueck—an expert on the history of Republican foreign policy—makes the latter case. Conservative nationalism, Dueck argues, has deep roots in American history—and whatever one makes of Trump’s version, he says, it could well outlast his time in office.
Colin Dueck is a Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and a non-resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Tune in this week as he joins TAI Executive Editor Damir Marusic—filling in for Richard Aldous—to discuss the book’s effort to put the Trump moment in historic perspective, how Trump’s foreign policy clashes with Wilsonianism, and where the Democrats’ foreign policy might be heading in a post-Trump future.
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