Ideologies of Globalism
The Neoconservative Persuasion From the August 25, 2003 issue:(of the Weekly Standard)What it was, and what it is.
by Irving Kristol (i.e. from the stall, right out of the horse's mouth)
...........Viewed in this way, one can say that the historical task and political purpose of neoconservatism would seem to be this: to convert the Republican party, and American conservatism in general, against their respective wills, into a new kind of conservative politics suitable to governing a modern democracy. ........
............But by one of those accidents historians ponder, our current president and his administration turn out to be quite at home in this new political environment, although it is clear they did not anticipate this role any more than their party as a whole did. As a result, neoconservatism began enjoying a second life, at a time when its obituaries were still being published.
Irving Kristol is author of "Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea."
The Pied Pipers of Neoconservatism
by John F. McManus
..........With William F. Buckley and Irving Kristol to the fore, neoconservatives are piping a tune that is leading America down the path of internationalism and socialism.
Neoconservatism: Wikipedia - the Free Encyclopedia
.........In particular, neoconservatives disagree with the nativist, protectionist, and isolationist strain of American conservatism once exemplified by the ex-Republican "paleoconservative" Pat Buchanan, and the traditional "pragmatic" approach to foreign policy often associated with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger,
The Weekly Standard's War
.......But most neoconservatives deplored the immigration-reform impulse, with many claiming to see in it an echo of the restrictionists of the 1920s, whose legislation had the (obviously unintended) result of closing America’s door to Jewish refugees a decade later.
Painting the White House Red
...... All old-established national industries have been destroyed. In place of the old local and national self-seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal interdependence of nations.”
........Marx and Engels were, in short, the first prophets of globalization. Engels was an early advocate of the concept of “creative destruction” later to be espoused by Michael Ledeen: “The disintegration of mankind into a mass of isolated, mutually repelling atoms,” Engels wrote, “means the destruction of all corporate, national and indeed of any particular interests and is the last necessary step towards the free and spontaneous association of men.” ......
Open Nafta Borders? Why Not?
Immigration is what made this country great.
BY ROBERT L. BARTLEY
Monday, July 2, 2001 12:01 a.m. EDT
Reformist Mexican President Vincente Fox raises eyebrows with his suggestion that over a decade or two Nafta should evolve into something like the European Union, with open borders for not only goods and investment but also people. He can rest assured that there is one voice north of the Rio Grande that supports his vision. To wit, this newspaper.
We annually celebrate the Fourth of July with a paean to immigration, the force that tamed this vast continent and built this great Republic. This is not simply history; immigration continues to refresh and nourish America ; we would be better off with more of it. Indeed, during the immigration debate of 1984 we suggested an ultimate goal to guide passing policies--a constitutional amendment: "There shall be open borders." ..........................
Wall Street Journal vs. America by Pat Buchanan
.........Journal editor emeritus Robert Bartley once told author Peter Brimelow, “I think the nation-state is finished.” In June, Bartley flew to Italy for the 10th Santa Colomba Conference hosted by Journal guru Robert Mundell. Topic: “Does the Global Economy Need a Global Currency?”
“World money, with a world central bank, seems a next logical step,” chirps Bartley, who dreams of a New World Order currency replacing the U.S. dollar. Yet, as Margaret Thatcher told this writer, a nation that gives up its currency gives up its sovereignty and independence.
Wall Street Journal editor Bob Bartley, in conversation when I was asking to defend myself on his editorial page (vainly, of course—Journal readers have been able to follow immigration critics' arguments only by deducing them from between the lines of continuous denunciations, like Pravda readers under Stalin):
"The destiny of Europe has already been decided in North Africa" (because of the population explosion there).
"That's a poor lookout for the nation-state," I said, surprised.
"Oh yes," Bob said calmly. "I think the nation-state is finished. I think [Kenichi] Ohmae [a prophet of economic regionalism popular among businessmen] is right."
I was thunderstruck. I knew the fans of the Journal's editorial page, overwhelmingly conservative patriots, had no inkling of this. It would make a great Wall Street Journal front-page story:
WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITOR REVEALED AS SECRET ONE-WORLDER—CONSTERNATION AMONG FAITHFUL—IS POPE CATHOLIC?
|"Proletariats have no Fatherland"|
|Michel Foucault||Jurgen Habermas|
'internationalism' of postmodernism is to realize the end of nationalism desired by socialism.
At the same time, though, its implicit attack on the sovereignty of the modern state is what gives this discourse a postmodern tinge. …….
In this respect, framed in postmodernist terms the NEI undermines the exclusivity attached to national identities and rather encourages a more multiperspectival and regional approach. When postmodern thinking is at the fore, "It is not that nations, states, and sovereignty will wither or disappear in the American vision; it is that they will cease to be of central importance". 53..........
Understood in such postmodern terms the NEI is illustrative of the ability of the US to engage in innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, renouncing traditional power politics for an understanding of the power of the production of ideas and agenda setting. …….In this respect it does appear the US has been rather swift in realising the potential in the European north for the development of a new type of international politics that might ultimately provide an enlightened model for global politics more generally. 54