Salvatore Babones is a political sociologist and an elected member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. His book The New Authoritarianism: Trump, Populism, and the Tyranny of Experts was named ‘Best on Politics 2018’ by the Wall Street Journal. Salvatore is the author or co-author of seven other books and dozens of academic papers. He has penned op-eds for the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian Financial Review, Spectator Australia, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and The National Interest. Salvatore writes the “Philistine” column for Quadrant and is the regular host of the weekly CIS livestream show On Liberty.