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Trump or George HW Bush? America must decide which vision of the world it wants
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Trump or George HW Bush? America must decide which vision of the world it wants

Michael Fuchs discusses today's foreign policy challenges and the lessons that the United States should draw from former President George H.W. Bush's public service.

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  • Michael Fuchs

The question before America today is whether President Donald Trump’s vision of the world, or that of former President George HW Bush, will prevail.

President Bush helped build the infrastructure of a more peaceful world. When he entered the White House, the United States and the Soviet Union were in a nuclear standoff. When he left office, the cold war was over. The Soviet Union was gone. Europe was reuniting. The United States had brought the world together to confront aggression by Iraq. President Bush’s world was imperfect, but he set it on the right course.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow