Why America-firsters become globalists when their guy is in the White House

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Eric Black Do Americans generally favor a more interventionist military role for the United States in world affairs or a more isolationist (or at least non-interventionist role)? The answer, which I found surprising, is that — for many of us — it depends on which party controls the White House.Donald Trump ran for office as an America Firster. America First-ism is a mushy, bordering-on-stupid appeal which suggests that, as president, a candidate will put the interests of America and Americans ahead of the interests of other nations (or perhaps the world in general).If you take this seriously, you will find very little there there. It’s hard to imagine a president or especially a presidential candidate who will pledge to put the...

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