Lee Smith is the one American journalist who really understands the dynamics at the heart of the issues we face. In my opinion he is likely the best thinking journalist and writer in the nation at this moment in time. Lee doesn't spend time waxing philosophically about the significant challenges being faced by ordinary Americans, instead he cuts right to the heart of the subject and frames his arguments and insight in terms that appeal to logic and commonsense; a no BS approach.
In this interview Smith gives his perspective on China and a host of topics. Smith smartly contrasts the typical views toward China against the backdrop of an autocratic government that is currently operating at the top of the executive branch and in many states across the nation. Scrutiny is rightfully deserved right here in the U.S, "If we're looking abroad to resist or push back against autocratic measures, we should be looking much more closely here at home."
When the discussion moves into the conversation around the vaccine, Lee Smith nails all the points. Fantastic points raised about the U.S. social fabric, legal structures and the need for a connective tissue to bind the members of the Rebel Alliance. This interview is well worth 22 minutes of your time. WATCH: