Is Trump a Jacksonian at Heart?

Conor Friedersdorf
Is Trump a Jacksonian at Heart?

Last week’s hostilities with Iran prompted the most significant foreign-policy debate on the right since Donald Trump became president––a debate that is ultimately about America’s role in the Middle East and the world. At a moment when President Trump’s actions are difficult to predict––and when many voters are wondering whether Republicans or Democrats are more likely to end old wars and avoid new ones––right-leaning commentators disagreed about the wisdom of killing Iran’s Qassem Soleimani, the likely effects, what it says about Trump’s approach to the Middle East, and what, if anything, America ought to do differently in the region.