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

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Pat Buchanan has written a nationalist manifesto, a ringing call to arms, a declaration of war on the globalists even in his own party.... The Great Betrayal: How American Sovereignty and Social Justice Are Being Sacrificed to the Gods of the Global Economy is vintage Buchanan, full of the cut-and-thrust we've come to expect from "Pitchfork Pat," the populist Prophet of Pr ...more
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published April 1st 1998 by Little Brown and Company
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Feb 15, 2010 E rated it really liked it
In-depth guide on why the American working class is becoming obsolete

Even 10 years ago, political expert, media commentator and former two-time presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan argued that free trade could undermine the United States’ economic well-being. In this pivotal volume, he expressed particular concern about the loss of U.S. workers’ industrial jobs to overseas countries, a trend he felt even then could threaten the middle class. He argued for a return to tariffs to protect U.
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Jul 25, 2012 Matt Carpenter rated it it was ok
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Pat Buchanan is an enjoyable writer, but when it comes to economics, he is a nationalist. His history of the U.S. economy makes the protective tariff to be the best policy we could have. He has great appreciation for Abraham Lincoln and Alexander Hamilton whose tendencies were toward centralized government. The Constitution does allow for a revenue tariff (as the only way for the national government to collect money) but Buchanan wants a protective tariff (one that would protect U.S. industries ...more
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Feb 12, 2012 Adam Spivey rated it it was amazing
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I have now officially read all of Pat Buchanan's books. This one changed my mind on free trade, Buchanan does an excellent job walking you through the history of the trade tariff and how it helped build this country.
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History of tariffs in USA, effectiveness of them for 175 years, nationalism vs. "new world orderism" - sent out with note that I'd like it back
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Feb 21, 2008 Pat rated it it was amazing
This totally changed my mind on the so-called "value" of free trade. In return for free trade, we are sacrificing our countriey's sovreignty and our own liberties as citizend. An amazing book!
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Much better than I expected, and relevant now more than ever. Buchanan pins economic inequality squarely on global free trade.
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One of America's best known paleoconservatives, Buchanan served as a senior advisor to Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. He ran for president in 1992, 1996 and 2000. Buchanan is an isolationist on the subject of American foreign policy and believes in a restrictive immigration policy.

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