FAST FIVE: Trump Understands The Important Difference Between Nationalism And Globalism

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With historical revisionism applied to nationalism and the great wars, it is much harder to understand what President Trump means when he calls himself a “nationalist.” Though the fault is with us, not him.

Nationalism is a philosophy of governance, or how human beings organize their affairs.

Instead of forced payments to a foreign capital, globalism figured out how to create economic reliance: first on sterling, then on the dollar, now for many on the Euro.

While benevolent imperialism can create better conditions over a period of time, humanity's instincts will always lean towards freedom and self-governance.

Certainly nationalism's could-be bastard child of chauvinism can give root to imperialistic tendencies.

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