Biden and his administration have shown a capacity to think anew, to challenge neoliberal orthodoxy at the level of theory and practice. As a result Biden has embraced a new economic worldview and associated economic policies on the domestic level that have lifted up working people and their families.

But one can’t say the same with respect to the global theater. He’s old school in many ways, and it could come back to bite him, as it bit Johnson. I would hope he and his administration do some rethinking of their policies internationally and make adjustments to new global realities, not least the presently exploding conflict between the Israeli government and the Palestinian people.

A point of departure would be a ceasefire in the one sided war of the Netanyahu government and the Israeli military against the people of Gaza.