President Biden has talked about pursuing a foreign policy for middle-class America and all Americans, but what does that actually mean? Foreign policy has become the dominion of the elites in Washington, leaving ordinary people out of the conversation when it comes to defense expenditures, overseas interventions, and America’s relationships with the rest of the world. Partisan politics have tainted the way people see foreign policy and often leave the country bitterly divided. Biden says he wants to change this, but how? We take a look at how foreign policy has affected the heartland, what would need to change in Washington, and what it would take to make it a ‘bread and butter issue’ that makes Americans’ lives better.
Join us for a conversation featuring Michael Lind, professor of practice at the University of Texas; Rachel Bovard, senior director of policy at the Conservative Partnership Institute; and Daniel McCarthy, editor of Modern Age. The Quincy Institute’s Kelley Beaucar Vlahos moderates, and the National Interest’s George Beebe offers introductory remarks.