著者サミュエル・ハンチントンは、『文明の衝突』で冷戦後の世界を衝撃的に予測したことで有名だが、本書ではその鋭い視点を自らの国アメリカに向けている。この本の原題は"WHO ARE WE? ：The Challenges to American's National Identity"という。つまり、アメリカ人とは誰なのか、という国民の定義を問いかけるものだ。「われわれ」とは誰なのか、と改めて問い直さなければならないほどにアメリカの現在は変わりつつあるのだ。「われわれ」は誰かが定まらなければ、国の進むべき方向も決まらない。
In other words, even if a WTO dispute settlement panel – or the WTO Appellate Body – rules against the United States, such a ruling does not automatically lead to a change in U.S. law or practice. Consistency with these important protections and applicable U.S. law, the Trump Administration will aggressively defend American sovereignty over matters of trade policy.
Since my election, Ford, Fiat-Chrysler, General Motors, Sprint, Softbank, Lockheed, Intel, Walmart, and many others, have announced that they will invest billions of dollars in the United States and will create tens of thousands of new American jobs.
We have withdrawn the United States from the job-killing Trans-Pacific Partnership.
As promised, I directed the Department of Defense to develop a plan to demolish and destroy ISIS -- a network of lawless savages that have slaughtered Muslims and Christians, and men, women, and children of all faiths and beliefs.
We've lost more than one-fourth of our manufacturing jobs since NAFTA was approved, and we've lost 60,000 factories since China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001.
My economic team is developing historic tax reform that will reduce the tax rate on our companies so they can compete and thrive anywhere and with anyone. At the same time, we will provide massive tax relief for the middle class.
To launch our national rebuilding, I will be asking the Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in the infrastructure of the United States -- financed through both public and private capital -- creating millions of new jobs.
We expect our partners, whether in NATO, in the Middle East, or the Pacific -- to take a direct and meaningful role in both strategic and military operations, and pay their fair share of the cost.
A "two-state solution" to the decades-old conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is the declared goal of their leaders and the international community.
It is the shorthand for a final settlement that would see the creation of an independent state of Palestine within pre-1967 ceasefire lines in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem, living peacefully alongside Israel.
The UN, the Arab League, the European Union, Russia and, until now, the US routinely restate their commitment to the concept.