Joseph Grieco on NPR discusses Trump at United Nations
On September 26, 2018, Joseph Grieco offered analysis of President Donald Trump's speech before the U.N. General Assembly. "Patriotism is a characteristic to which we all aspire," Dr. Grieco remarks, "I think most people wish to be patriots. But patriotism isn't a doctrine. It doesn't inform you, for example, on whether we should have lower tariffs or higher tariffs. You can be on either side of that issue, whether we should be thinking about more investments with Japan or less investments. You can be for or against and still be a patriots. I know his staff people are looking for ways to systematize his thinking. That was one way to do it - the patriotism vs globalism idea. I also noticed he used a phrase I hadn't heard before, something called 'principled realism.'"