American Consequences - January 2019

the case for


In his 2011 book The Globalization Paradox , Harvard’s Dani Rodrik says that the nation- state, democracy, and globalization are mutually irreconcilable: we can have any two, but not all three simultaneously (he calls this a “trilemma”). All over the world, the “nation” has been revolting against globalization in the name of democracy.

Almost all liberals support globalization and oppose economic nationalism. They ignore the mounting evidence that, in its current form, globalization is dangerously incompatible with democracy.


January 2019

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