Alex Massie

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Ezra Klein writes:

Sources tell me that the Bush administration has stopped using the term "protectionist" because they found it polls really well. Instead, skeptics will now be termed "economic isolationists," so as to better smear them as people who would've lost World War II.

But how can it be a smear if it's, well, true? Protectionists are economic isolationists.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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