Alex Massie

John Edwards: nativist brute

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John Edwards on trade:

After growing up in Carolina mill towns, John Edwards understands the devastating impact trade can have on workers and communities.

That's why he favours protectionist policies that would reduce trade and throw workers out onto the street. Trade kills, you know. 

Also: why does Edwards hate poor people in poor countries so much that he wants to keep them impoverished? In many respects Edwards is just as much a nativist as anyone on the American right (Duncan Hunter for instance). It would be nice if people remembered this let alone, heaven forbid, mentioned it more frequently.

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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