MAGA Foreign Policy is Death and Domination
...but it narrates itself as “post-primacist.” Don’t believe it.
An impossibly weird thing happened.
Assuming you know who these two are, you might be doing a double take. But this is not what it looks like. It does, however, reveal something important about the MAGA mindset on foreign policy, which is not even honest with itself let alone others.
Bridge wants to dissociate his political project from the primacy label by associating primacy with two decades of horrific Middle East policy. There’s truth in that, but that’s just one expression of primacy. What he seeks is not post-primacist—he wants to move the goal posts for the standard of primacy to be all about China.
Let me explain.