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The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy

Buchanan, Patrick J.

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ISBN 10: 0316115185 / ISBN 13: 9780316115186
Published by Little, Brown, Boston, MA, 1998
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24 cm, 376, illus., slight wear and soiling to DJ. Buchanan charges the architects of NAFTA and GATT with selling out the middle class, and speaks to the desperation of the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs as a result of the free trade policies of globalism. This is Buchanan's fourth book, and was his Presidential campaign treatise for the 2000 primaries. Bookseller Inventory # 29236

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Title: The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty...

Publisher: Little, Brown, Boston, MA

Publication Date: 1998

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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A voice of populist conservatism argues that many Americans have lost their jobs because of the free-trade policies of the Global Economy, combining real-life stories and the principles of America's founding fathers to present a new economic nationalism. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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Political pundit and two-time Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan is best known for his sharp-edged cultural conservatism. The Great Betrayal, however, is an economic manifesto that promotes what Buchanan calls "economic nationalism." Buchanan believes that free trade serves the interests of Wall Street, not Main Street. Transnational corporations rake in huge profits, but ordinary Americans see few benefits. Instead, they suffer from free trade's bad consequences: flat wages for workers, increased drug trafficking, and environmental deterioration. Markets should serve people, says Buchanan, not the other way around. "The economy is not the country; the country comes first," he writes. Buchanan offers a protectionist political agenda--one that many modern conservatives may not like, but one that Buchanan says puts him in the fine tradition of Washington, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. A forceful polemic challenging elite economic opinion. -- John J. Miller

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