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Even 10 years ago, political expert, media commentator and former two-time presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan argued that free trade could undermine the United States’ economic well-being. In this pivotal volume, he expressed particular concern about the loss of U.S. workers’ industrial jobs to overseas countries, a trend he felt even then could threaten the middle class. He argued for a return to tariffs to protect U.S. industries and for an end to participation in multilateral trade pacts and international organizations that operate contrary to the interests of the U.S. Buchanan, long a well-known spokesman for the staunchly conservative position in American politics, speaks from experience and knowledge, though those from the liberal wing might disagree with his conclusions. His expertise is evident, even to the free traders and surf kiters he is vigorously disputing. Read with the perspective of time passing, getAbstract finds that his book offers thoughtful ideas and a powerful argument for a more independent and nationalistic United States.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why the American working class is becoming obsolete in the global economy
  • Why globalization is tantamount to economic treason
  • Why a new nationalism is now required to reverse this trend.
 

About the Author

Patrick J. Buchanan was a two-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination and a senior adviser to Presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. He appears frequently on national television, writes a nationally syndicated column and has published ten books, the last six of which were New York Times bestsellers.

 

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The Development of the “Two Americas”
In December of 1995, Fruit of the Loom closed its plant in Rayne, Louisiana, after opening two plants in Mexico. This left hundreds of Americans jobless. Their plight exemplifies a growing trend: Middle-class Americans are facing drastically plunging...

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