Brown and the danger of defensive protectionism…

Over at Brassneck I argue that there is a dearth of serious thinking (Burke’s Corner being a credible exception to that rule) on the Tory side of the house about an international crisis that’s well in train and shattering not simply the UK government’s expectations, but some of the incredibly narrow terms of debate popular on the British right. The messagespace like below is worth hitting the link below and picking up the WSJ’s interview with Gordon Brown, who alone amongst world leaders seems capable of speaking cogently and coherently (and God help us, wittily) on the subject…

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