It seems that the number of American finger-pointing abroad to explain developments at home is large and growing. For many, Trump’s 2016 presidential victory was the product of Russian thumbs on our electoral scales. Others blame job losses in the U.S. heartland on predatory Chinese mercantilism and unfair labor practices. Even the COVID-19 pandemic is regarded in some circles as the intentional or inadvertent byproduct of Chinese biological warfare research. How accurate are these accusations? And what cost do they impose on our ability to solve internal problems and manage relations with foreign competitors?
Danielle Pletka, Paul Heer, Colin Dueck, and George Beebe take on these questions and more in a panel moderated by Jacob Heilbrunn.