International Legitimacy Lost? Rule and Resistance When America Is First

  title={International Legitimacy Lost? Rule and Resistance When America Is First},
  author={David A. Lake},
  journal={Perspectives on Politics},
  pages={6 - 21}
  • David A. Lake
  • Published 12 January 2018
  • Sociology
  • Perspectives on Politics
The pillars of the Pax Americana are decaying. There are two critical challenges. Our interests with our closest allies have been drifting apart for decades, with increasingly serious consequences. A new populist and economic nationalist coalition has been mobilized in the United States, challenging the internationalist coalition that has prevailed at home since the second World War. These challenges are not the product of President Donald J. Trump. He is the manifestation of these challenges… Expand
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