Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
"the idea ... all countries should modify the traditions and regulations governing their economies in line with global (or rather American) standards"; and US supremacy in general (I already hear the "anti-American!!!" counter-attacks)

But hasn't Japan been one of the major participants and beneficiaries of the post-war global trade boom? Is he saying that Japan should retreat into a protectionist cocoon? The argument that global trade is a uniquely U.S.-led program seems a bit weak to me, given the considerable and apparently enthusiastic involvement by Europe and the Far East--with Japan being one of the top two or three countries involved...

by asdf on Sat Aug 29th, 2009 at 01:14:18 PM EST

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