Populism in the Service of Internationalism
John McCain

Populism in The Service of Common People Can Save Internationalism’s Peace

The peace and economic stability brought about by post-World War II internationalism, effectively spearheaded by the Truman and Eisenhower administrations here in the United States is not the bee in the bonnet of populists across the West. Rather it is the post-detente neoliberal compromise of the 1970s which transformed internationalism into a force emboldening transnational capital at the expense of the working and middle classes specifically, and national sovereignty generally. The only success of this elitism has been the creation of a billionaire class of post-patriot self-approving oligarchs in the West, culturally and economically detached from their respective countrymen, yet exercising political dominance with staggering influence. This political hegemony has been built through fundraising, lobbying, media acquisition, and the sprawl and strengthening of transnational organizations. Renegotiating trade and security deals to focus on improving the lives of the common people in the respective nations party to said agreements is step one if the West is to maintain the best aspects of the post-WWII international order. In Arizona metaphoric terms Senator…a little less Sedona…a little more Tuba City. Basically Flagstaff.

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