Karl Marx, Free Trader

What do David Ricardo, Ben Shapiro, and Karl Marx have in common? They’re all free traders. No, this is not a tongue-in-cheek jab designed to smear Ricardo or Marx. I’m serious. Karl Marx—the father of Communism, and intellectual progenitor of the horror-show that is postmodern relativism—was a free trader. Why? Marx believed that

By | 2018-06-03T00:03:43+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|

One Nation

Editor’s note: This essay appears in the Spring 2018 issue of the Claremont Review of Books. Reprinted by kind permission of the Claremont Institute.  In 1993 the president of the American Society for International Law called for a “campaign to extirpate the term [‘sovereignty’] and forbid its use in polite political and intellectual company.” Such a proscription

By | 2018-05-25T11:55:49+00:00 May 25th, 2018|

Be Skeptical of This Study Slamming ‘Isolationist’ Trade

A new study shows that “isolationist trade policies” could cut $2 trillion from America’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 2022. Therefore, Nev Elis suggests in The Hill, President Trump’s tariffs will not make America great again—they will make us poor. America would be better off, Elis argues, embracing “internationalism” as its modus operandi.

By | 2018-05-09T17:38:36+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

Trump Gives Merkel Some Tough Love

On the heels of the near love fest between French President Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump, the White House hosted a meeting with a rather frigid German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump publicly (and appropriately) lambasted Germany for its unwillingness to live up to its NATO commitments. The president also beautifully ripped into Merkel

By | 2018-04-29T12:26:39+00:00 April 29th, 2018|

Don’t Be Misled by the Media, Cuba Isn’t Changing

After the nominal change in Cuba’s leadership, the New York Times managed to come out with the most New York Times headline ever: “More Black Officials in Power in Cuba as Leadership Changes.” The Los Angeles Times demanded that as Castro era “ends” in Cuba, so should the U.S. embargo. NPR followed hopefully, and

By | 2018-04-25T10:51:53+00:00 April 25th, 2018|