Mark Tooley shares an engaging conversation with Rebeccah Heinrichs, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Heinrichs covers a wide range of topics related to political philosophy, including Christian realism, classical liberalism, John Locke, freedom, pacifism, nationalism, and American moral obligations in the world. In light of these, she discusses the importance of understanding America’s founding principles for maintaining America’s capacity to lead globally. 

Heinrichs also discusses some of her views on American foreign policy and global strategy. She considers the rising China, nuclear weapons and deterrence, the importance of strong national defense, Russia, her hopes for democracy in the international system, and the need for clarity in engaging with complex issues of foreign affairs.