Tag Archives: mercantilism

Lessons from the Sublime Porte: How to lose an empire

Current U.S. trade policies were first tried by the Ottoman empire.  As I show in this article — first published in the August 2010 issue of the American Conservative – America’s decline is proceeding even faster. Here’s an economic history … Continue reading

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Edwin Reischauer: An ambassador who lied TO his country

John Kennedy’s ambassador to Japan is the subject of a new biography. Unfortunately, as I point out in this review (which  was first published in the June 2010 issue of the American Conservative), the author’s agenda has little to do with … Continue reading

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