Europe whines about Trump yet privately cheers America as Shane. @VDHanson @HooverInst

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Europe whines about Trump yet privately cheers America as Shane. @VDHanson @HooverInst

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n particular, America serves a variety of crucial roles within the West. It offers a psychological and ideological check on European socialism, in that America’s greater economic robustness and continued military superiority remind Europe that its drift toward statism will only make it less competitive and result in an unhealthy dependency on U.S. arms. The worst thing that the United States could do to Europe would be to emulate Europe’s own protocols, and thereby reinforce Europe’s own worst tendencies while depriving it of a savior in extremis. Certainly, former British colonies such as Australia, Canada, and New Zealand ultimately rely on U.S. guarantees of their security, given that they can no longer depend on strength of the United Kingdom.