On January 30, the Center for Security Policy, a Washington D. C.-based think tank devoted to understanding the “challenges and opportunities likely to affect American security,” hosted a panel of experts to discuss the threat posed by socialism to national security.  The three-person panel included Fred Fleitz, the Center’s president, J. Michael Waller, senior analyst for strategy, and Juliana Pilon, Senior Fellow of The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI).

The panelists expressed concern not only about the growing number of millennials who identify as socialists, but the growing number who openly identify as Communists. “Equality before the law, as established by the Founding Fathers, ‘is simply unappreciated or rejected,’ Dr. Pilon noted. ‘Instead, for some mysterious reason, they [millennials] have greater trust in government, as if government was pure and without the profit motive.’”

An article on the wide range of issues discussed can be found here.