The national security excuse for the tariffs is transparently thin. It is, on the face of it, absurd to invoke such a reason in relation to the United States’ closest economic partner, especially when the two countries’ metal industries are intricately intertwined.
[W]ashington is more inclined toward the arrogance of power and issuing political dictates.
This spectacle only reinforces the idea that wealth and fame can buy you inordinate amounts of power.
As new debates over representation and taxation open old wounds, the challenge before both democracies is to imagine a national community that is inclusive.