By Charlie Johnston Appeasement is provocative to dictators. It merely encourages them to push harder and intimidate more. Ronald Reagan insisted that we would attain “peace through strength.” When he did so, the left and the media all accused him of being a warmonger – and shrieked that we were “all going to die.” Any […]
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By Charlie Johnston The Singapore Summit between American President Donald Trump and N. Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is a good beginning. Already, the foreign policy establishment and pundits who have failed at nearly every juncture of foreign policy for the last 30 years are attacking it. The biggest criticism is that we agreed […]
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By Charlie Johnston I have always been a free trader because I am a true believer in the power of largely untethered markets to create wealth and prosperity. That said, I am very pleased at President Trump’s tariff plan – and think it is long overdue. When you look at his actual plan rather than […]
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