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The Danger of the Fake China Threat ft. Joseph Solis-Mullen Ep. 225

by | Jul 26, 2022

This week, I invited Joseph Solis-Mullen on the show to discuss his most recent article published at the Libertarian Institute. The article, entitled “The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger” does an excellent job of demonstrating why China is no threat to the United States. The first half of the episode, Joseph and I walk the listener through the last 180 years of US-Sino relations–a background that is essential for anyone seeking insight into this topic. In the second half, we discuss the inflated China threat.

Joseph Solis-Mullen is a political scientist, journalist, and author. He is a current graduate student in the economics department at the University of Missouri. His work can be found at The Mises Institute, the Libertarian Institute, Eurasian Review, Journal of the American Revolution,, and the Journal of Libertarian Studies.

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Show Notes:

Joseph’s Website

“The Fake China Threat and Its Very Real Danger”

“China Won’t Be Taking Over the World”

“Don’t Confuse the Falkland Islands for Taiwan”

“A Harder Line with Beijing? Let’s Hope Not” (Discussing how China is more vulnerable to sanctions than Russia)

Joseph’s 2021 Interview on the Scott Horton Show

“Taiwan and Our ‘Feigned Ambiguity'” by Patrick MacFarlane


About Patrick Macfarlane

Patrick MacFarlane is the Justin Raimondo Fellow at the Libertarian Institute where he advocates a noninterventionist foreign policy. He is a Wisconsin attorney in private practice. He is the host of the Vital Dissent at, where he seeks to oppose calamitous escalation in US foreign policy by exposing establishment narratives with well-researched documentary content and insightful guest interviews. His work has appeared on,, and Zerohedge. He may be reached at

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