In November Cato held a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled “Fall Fables and Fallacies: The Truth about U.S. Foreign Policy.”

In my presentation I challenge the pervasive myth that the United States is somehow an indispensable nation, required from keeping the world from falling apart at the seams. Though the United States is clearly a very important player in world politics – perhaps the most important – the belief that the United States should try to solve every problem and end every conflict has seriously negative consequences for American foreign policy and national security.

Watch the video here at Cato.

Read my complete presentation here on Medium.

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About Trevor Thrall

I am a professor at George Mason University and Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program.

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