I feel like I’m left of 19 people out of 20 and have protested most of the wars we’ve started…
Stephen Cataldo
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All of European fascism was appeased because it was preferred to communism. Communism was more threatening to established economic interests.

Therefore Chamberlain + similar’s “appeasement”is not a particularly useful model for understanding this present situation.

The established economic interests are currently only under threat through entry of competing economies under the established international system- there is no threat of revolutionary change to the economic model as a whole.

So unless you believe that the countries that currently dominate economically have some kind of right to that status in perpetuity, then your argument is based on mis-perceptions. There is no actual threat to the USA, or your “way of life”, other than by competition.

Perhaps WW1 would be a better model for you to use- lethal competition over colonies and markets?

Trump as FranzFerdinand?

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