Since the end of World War II, the foreign policy establishment has argued for American leadership and engagement in the world. This has taken many forms including promotion of free trade, support for democracies, and collective defense against adversaries. Walter Russell Mead’s column from the March 25, 2020 issue of the Wall Street Journal points out key foreign policy failures, most notably accommodating rather than challenging China for far too long. He argues that if supporters of continued U.S. engagement and leadership in the world fail to address these errors, populists and those calling for American retreat will remain “a potent part of the political scene.” Read more.