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Q&A: Democracy and the Trump Doctrine


Published August 24, 2022

Kiron Skinner answers questions from students, including: What is the Trump Doctrine, and what are its core tenets? Which side will win, nationalism or globalism? What are the problems with American nationalism?

Discussion Questions:

  1. Does nationalism reflect a country’s good aspects or negative ones?
  2. Are nationalism and globalism separate phenomena or are they two sides of the same coin?

Additional Resources:

  • Read “Forging New Leaderships for the Atlantic World,” by Kiron Skinner, James Jay Carafano, and Daniel Kochis via the National InterestAvailable here.
  • Watch “Nationalize or Not?: Matthew Continetti and Chris DeMuth Debate the Future of Conservatism,” with Peter Robinson. Available here.
  • Read “Globalists Try to Sell ‘European Unity,’” by Bruce Thornton via Frontpage MagAvailable here.