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    Classical liberals’ role in the current climate

    Dalibor Rohac of the American Enterprise Institute ponders classical liberals’ response to current political trends. Whenever classical liberals feel despondent about the present moment, they ought to remember the circumstances surrounding the creation of the Mont Pelerin Society, which helped give birth to the contemporary version of their…
    Mitch Kokai, June 1, 2020
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    Trump and China: He could take a tougher line

    Michael Brendan Dougherty of National Review Online explores the president’s approach to the communist Chinese regime. Trump was elected in no small part because of his opposition to immigration and globalization. He asked who really benefited from these phenomena, and proposed doing something about them. China, as a…
    Mitch Kokai, May 15, 2020
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    Rethinking the supply chain: Economic factors to keep in mind

    Caroline Freund of the World Bank writes at Barron’s about factors nations and companies will consider in the debate over the future of supply chains. Some economists are asking whether deep economic integration has been shortsighted, with too many companies chasing supply-chain efficiency gains rather than focusing on…
    Mitch Kokai, May 11, 2020
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    China’s COVID-19 actions lead to bipartisan agreement

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner explains how communist China has helped bring Democrats and Republicans together. China’s keeping the coronavirus secret from the world as the outbreak began has united Democrats and Republicans who now want the communist nation punished and exported American jobs returned to the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 28, 2020
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    COVID-19 changes attitudes about communist China

    Sumantra Maitra writes at the Federalist about the COVID-19 pandemic’s potential impact on China’s relations with nations around the globe. As calls for reparation grew in Germany, echoing those from elsewhere in Europe, the Chinese Embassy wrote a strong open letter “reminding” Germans of their “historic friendship.” That…
    Mitch Kokai, April 22, 2020
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    Future relations with China deserve more scrutiny

    Samuel Gregg writes at Law and Liberty about the best approach to the question of American relations with communist China. Unexpected events can shatter even the strongest consensus on a given topic. The coronavirus pandemic is such a moment when it comes to America’s relationship with China. Until…
    Mitch Kokai, April 20, 2020
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    China shouldn’t make America’s drugs, National Review editor proclaims

    Rich Lowry argues at National Review Online that America must end its pharmaceutical dependence on communist China. A country learns about itself in a crisis, and one revelation in the coronavirus emergency is that we can’t make our own penicillin. … … The story of penicillin is the…
    Mitch Kokai, April 8, 2020
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    A new chapter for the ‘special relationship’

    Madeleine Kearns writes for National Review Online about one potential impact of Brexit. President Obama saw Britain’s continued membership in the European Union as a worthy enterprise: one that secured peace, freedom of movement, and a common market. But despite the best efforts of liberal globalists in the…
    Mitch Kokai, February 5, 2020