Sunday, March 5, 2017

Taylor Lewis — The Shift: From Liberal-Conservative to Globalist-Nationalist

Taylor Lewis explores the contrast between globalism and nationalism from a nationalist point of view.

Nationalism is usually considered to be a rightist point of view, and internationalism a leftist one. However, economic liberalism led to global capitalism so establishments of both the parties of the right and left favored globalism and international institutions that accommodated transnational corporatism.

The election of Donald Trump, Brexit, and the resurgence of nationalists parties in Europe, collectively called "populism," has changed that political dynamic and pitted nationalists against globalists.

The American Thinker
The Shift: From Liberal-Conservative to Globalist-Nationalist
Taylor Lewis

1 comment:

Dan Lynch said...

FDR was anti-immigration but pro-intervention. The pro-intervention part continues in the Democratic party to this day, but somewhere along the way Democrats embraced immigration.

Republicans in FDR's time were isolationists. McCarthyism pushed the GOP toward intervention to protect and promote capitalism.

It used to be that the heartland supported free trade so that farmers could export their surplus, while the coastal cities supported tariffs to protect manufacturing. Now it is almost the other way around, though farmers generally still benefit from free trade (sugar being a notable exception). But now days farmers are part of the 1%, so that has changed, too.

International trade is a big part of the economy of port cities and island countries, but not a big part of today's heartland economy. Ethnic diversity is part of the charm of big cities, but may be viewed as a threat to the prevailing culture in the heartland.

The financial sector benefits from globalism.

Generally people support a system that serves their economic interest and their way of life. As the author puts it, the good he sees is best for his family, his community, his country.