There Is No Trumpism. There Is Only Donald Trump.
Good evening, listeners! We have an excellent episode for you this week as our host Richard Aldous invites Minxin Pei to reflect on the state of the Communist Party of China, and speaks with our own Jason Willick about the aftermath of the Iowa caucuses.
First, TAI staff writer Jason Willick takes us through the Iowa caucus results, explaining how Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz found themselves on top and discussing the future of—who else—Donald Trump before giving us his predictions for who will secure the nomination for each party.
Next on the show is Minxin Pei, the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, who speaks with Richard about China’s ruling Communist Party. He outlines why he thinks the CCP is in trouble today, and why its strategy going forward is flawed.