Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Sobre o nacional-conservadorismo, comércio livre, política industrial, etc.

What the Hell Is ‘National Conservatism’ Anyway?, por Park MacDougald:

Beyond these flash points, however, there were a few interesting discussions. “National conservatism” was never really defined, but broadly speaking, what unified the participants was a rejection of the small-government, free-market orthodoxy of the Obama-era Republican Party. Many took rhetorical swipes at “globalism” or “cosmopolitanism” or “libertarianism”; most spoke of rebuilding families and promoting a common American culture; a few, including Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance, attacked pornography and spoke of the need for the government to do more to promote the common good. For the most part, these calls for a more activist vision of conservative government were vague; in some cases — as with former American Enterprise Institute president Chris DeMuth’s fulminations against costly regulations and government spending — they seemed like little more than attempts to rebrand small-government fusionism as “nationalist” by making a few token references to the importance of sovereignty. But the rhetorical shift is noteworthy in and of itself, and the energy was with those attempting to tear up the old GOP consensus, not trying to gently modify it.
E, a respeito disso e outros pontos, esta thread no Twitter de Noah Smith:
In the long term, the most important effect of Trump's trade war may be that it broke the dam that was holding back protectionist and industrial-policy ideas.

The intellectual hegemony of free trade is over, and won't be coming back again soon.

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