Read Now: “‘America First:’ Rethinking the Meaning of Self-Interest”

Peter Schwartz, distinguished fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and author of In Defense of Selfishness, recently published an article in The Hill in which he explains what it means to truly put “America First:”

On his latest foreign trip to Asia, President Trump again invoked the idea of “America first.” As someone who is repelled by Trump and his presidency, I am a little reluctant to justify something he nominally upholds. But, actually, his support for it is all the more reason it needs to be clarified and defended — defended not only against those who criticize it, but against those, like Trump, who embrace it for the wrong reasons.

“America first” endorses the pursuit of the country’s self-interest. But what exactly does self-interest entail?

Read the whole article here.