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“Globalist” vs. “Globalization” by Don Lazere

President Trump and his followers have put on the public rhetorical agenda a supposed opposition between “globalist” and “nationalist” in which the first term connotes the long history of right-wing  xenophobic delusions about “the international *** conspiracy,” at various times “Communist,” “banking,”  “Jewish,” “world order,” etc.  Trump has added the twist of other countries ganging up economically against the US, … Read more

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When Globalism Becomes the Enemy (But It Really Isn’t)

Among the many layers of the multi-valanced meanings of the word “nationalism” used recently by Donald Trump during a campaign rally in support of Ted Cruz (R-Texas), one that emerges without much scrutiny has been its opposition to “globalists.” A globalist, Trump declared, “is a person who wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so … Read more