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Regular readers of Lawyers, Guns and Money will know that I’ve long argued that progressivism must be internationalist in orientation. Among other reasons, contemporary kleptocracy and oligarchy is transnational character. Global economic order—especially when it comes to capital mobility and offshoring—nurtures kleptocrats and oligarchs while spreading the rot of their corruption across borders. Large sums […]
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In my recent Foreign Affairs article on progressive foreign policy, I wrote about seizing a middle ground between “liberal internationalists” and “anti-hegemonists.” I struggled a bit with what to call the further left, but I knew from the outset that I wasn’t going to label them “isolationists.” The term is a lot like “neoliberalism.” When the far […]
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It’s commonplace to remark on the irony that right-wing nationalism has gone increasingly transnational. But it’s not without historical precedent. What’s more unusual is the degree that the left—whether left-liberal, progressive, or social-democratic—remains national in orientation. I’ve argued before that this is dangerous.  It place us at a disadvantage in terms of ideas and activism. […]
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