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‘The Anti-History of Free Trade Ideology’

“The Anti-History of Free Trade Ideology” by William R. Hawkins This statement by Friedrich List in his 1844 book The National System of Political Economy sets out the basic difference in assumption about the way the world works held by free traders and nationalists. While free traders such as the French economist Jean-Baptiste Say, author […]

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: A World Split Apart

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn: A World Split Apart An Address To The Faculty and Students of Harvard University, delivered 8 June 1978, Harvard University. “I am sincerely happy to be here on the occasion of the 327th commencement of this old and most prestigious university. My congratulations and very best wishes to all of today’s graduates. Harvard’s […]

The thesis of Huntington’s The Clash of Civilizations is coming to ripe fruition in the twenty-first century

“People define themselves in terms of ancestry, religion, language, history, values, customs, and institutions. They identify with cultural groups: tribes, ethnic groups, religious communities, nations, and, at the broadest level, civilizations. People use politics not just to advance their interests but also to define their identity. We know who we are only when we know […]