January 23, 2020 | By Rochelle Terman, Paul Poast, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: America First vs. Spider-Man — A Debate on Supporting Pro-Democracy Protests

Spider-Man pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong 2014

Demonstrators have taken to the streets from Hong Kong to Lebanon, with many calling for democratic reforms. Yet policymakers in the United States are split on whether or not to support pro-democracy movements abroad. Rochelle Terman and Paul Poast of the University of Chicago join Deep Dish to debate the two competing options, which they call "America first" and "Spider-Man."

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