Featuring the author Patrick Porter, Academic Director, Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter; with comments by Zack Beauchamp, World Correspondent, Vox.com; and Austin Long, Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
According to Washington elites, revolutions in information,
transport, and weapons technologies have shrunk the world, leaving
the United States and its allies more vulnerable than ever to
violent threats like terrorism or cyberwar. As a result, they
practice responses driven by fear: theories of falling dominoes,
hysteria in place of sober debate, and an embrace of preemptive war
to tame a chaotic world. Patrick Porter pushes back against the
decades-old globalist fad, arguing that technology has not overcome
distance, and that the world has changed less than threat inflators
suggest. He concludes by noting the disastrous policies the
globalists have produced and by pointing the way toward a more
sensible and restrained strategy. Please join us for a discussion
of this timely and iconoclastic book.