Trump has demonstrated during his candidacy for the presidency a clear understanding of the building blocks for a successful foreign policy in Asia and globally. A cornerstone is undiminished American strength in support of . national interests, where words have meaning and allies and competitors alike can be confident that the . president stands by what he says. In a Donald Trump administration, these qualities will contribute to a far more stable Asia-Pacific — one that fully and peacefully serves the interests of America and its allies and partners.
The second major goal of the department is to apply philosophy's analytical approach to people's most basic assumptions about the world and human experience. For example, many people think they can tell reality from unreality, knowledge from ignorance, sense from nonsense, mind from matter, and persons from things. They think they know the fate of a person after death, what counts as a good society, and what counts as a good life. Philosophy scrutinizes basic assumptions such as these and tries to arrive at the conclusions best supported by reason.
From his passionate studies of human aggression and violence, Albert Bandura has determined that mechanisms of moral disengagement help remove the shame or guilt of behaving immorally. He argues that these mechanisms are especially effective when succumbing to such immoral behaviors can be views as simply “conforming to the values of their role models, spiritual guides, or political leaders,” which are promoted “often with the help of the media (Moral disengagement-Introduction, Kathie M).” In other words, the mechanisms of moral disengagement that influence the behaviors we are often exposed to by the Media and recognized political figures promote the use of moral disengagement in those exposed to them. This idea is also supported and explained in Social Learning theory discussed in Family Violence in a Cultural Perspective. This theory is one of the most widely accepted theories for understanding the use of behaviors, and states “aggressive behaviors are learned… through modeling observed behaviors in important role models (MM&H 2-20).”