9-15 September 2018
1. On Wealth, War and Peace
PAI Board of Advisors member Dr. Peter Pry writes an in-depth analysis of Russia’s newest military exercise with China and their strategic military abilities. Though many mainstream media outlets have regarded Russia as a false enemy, mostly because of their poverty. Dr. Pry provides a contrasting view: that Russia is becoming more powerful and in turn more dangerous to the United States and the world. The Pax Americana Institute and its midwestern conservative followers are conscious of the fact that Russia remains a threat and such a threat is continuing to grow. Joint military exercises with China, coupled with a crippled economy, could lead to Russia trying to fight its way out of its issues.
2. Do Democrats Really Believe Christine Blasey Ford Doesn’t Have to Prove Her Claims?
David French of The National Review looks into the situation revolving Christine Fords claims against Brett Kavanaugh and the idea revolving around the Democratic party that she does not need to provide evidence to her claims. This mentality, one that would take anyone’s assertions at face value without a shred of evidence or logic, is damaging to both the United States political system and our culture as a whole. Classical conservatives across the Midwest and readers of PAI understand the importance of evidence-based logic, especially when an argument is a clear attempt to mark someone in a negative way. The Pax Americana Institute believes deeply in due process, to take Fords claims without any substantiated proof is dangerous and un-American.
3. New EU approach to Chinese economic diplomacy? More rules and less currency manipulation
NEWSREP author Stavros Atlamazoglou provides an assessment of the new European Union attempt to counter China’s Silk Road Initiative. Though the EU does not intend to halt relations with China, it does want to set certain precedents for moving forward in a better, more sustainable way. Worries of China’s level of influence and looming grasp on education and infrastructure across Europe could put the EU and its member states in a bind. Midwestern conservatives and other readers of PAI might feel disconnected from the issues surrounding China’s increasing influence but should keep in mind that, with an ever increasing level of interconnectedness, China could begin to influence even the smallest of midwestern towns.
4. Understanding ‘illiberal democracy’ and the fight for the West
Todd Wood in The Washington Times gives an analysis of Hungary’s claims to pursue an “illiberal democracy” which has been torn apart by western leftists on all parts of the political spectrum. Hungary’s moves reflect a turning of ideology which is rejecting the norms of the EU to taking in mass amounts of anti-western believers which are, in turn, destroying the small countries cultures and beliefs. PAI and midwestern conservatives understand the fight to preserve a righteous ideology in a world which seemingly loves to disregard western Christian values. Readers should stay aware of the attempts to brand Hungary as intolerant for wanting to preserve their nation.