Tag Archives: Globalization

Obsessive Paranoia

Everyone should have known that a Donald Trump was coming. Richard Hofstadter explained how such a person was inevitable in Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (1963) and in the essays collected in The Paranoid Style in American Politics (1964) which explored our curious distrust of people … Continue reading

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On the Move

Mnemonic devices can be useful. In France, the macaroon is mightier than the pen – or something. That may help American understand what just happened over there: The centrist Emmanuel Macron won a landslide victory over his far-right rival, Marine … Continue reading

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Going Double-Dutch

Globalization and nationalism don’t mix well. They can’t, but this has been going on a long time. In the seventeenth century the Dutch were a global trading power, the global trading power, and the British wanted to be just that. … Continue reading

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The Dismal Gambit

Economics is often called “the dismal science” but “dismal” seems the wrong word. Economics is, to most people, boring and dry as dust – but no one dies or anything. Dismal is when someone dies. In college, in the middle … Continue reading

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Stagnation Nation

Enough has been said about the midterm election that swept the Republicans back into power. The Republicans retook the Senate and increased their majority in the House, to a level not seen since 1928 or so, and they now control … Continue reading

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