The Shift: From Liberal-Conservative to Globalist-Nationalist

Last July, with Donald Trump on the verge of sealing up the Republican Party's presidential nomination, Ross Douthat authored a column in the New York Times about the new political battlefield.  "[P]erhaps we should speak no more of left and right, liberals and conservatives," the token trad wrote.  "From now on the great political battles will be fought between nationalists and internationalists, nativists and globalists." Douthat's sentiment was echoed at the recent CPAC gathering, where President Trump's chief strategist, Steven Bannon, explained the difference between economic populists like himself and the jet-setting Davos crowd.  "[W]e're a nation with an economy," he preached to the crowd.  "Not an economy just in some global marketplace with open borders, but we are a nation with a culture and a reason for being." It's true that we in the West are undergoing a political reorganization....(Read Full Article)

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