Traditionalism and Free Trade: An Exercise in Libertarian Outreach

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Of the issues that divide libertarians and traditionalists, free trade may be the most important. It is central to nearly all our debates. Do we tend to a contractual or an organic view of human relationships? Do we embrace or do we fear a technological and economic progress that is carrying us into a world we cannot predict? Do we regard mankind as a single race, capable, despite its present separations, of a single future history? Or do we regard these present separations as inevitable, and perhaps worth maintaining? Where do we stand in the debate over England that took place between about 1830 and 1850? In all these and more, how we view free trade will usually correlate with, and may determine, the side that we take.

Trump, Russia and Novorossiya


We must not fool ourselves and think that the new American President Trump will be a real friend of Russia. He will work to "make America great again", and that contradicts any wishes of substantially better relations with Russia.