‘Against Trump’ National Review Editor Writes ‘The Case for Nationalism’ After Trashing Victims of Globalism in 2016

Breitbart | 8/20/2019 | Staff
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National Review editor Rich Lowry, who was the face of the failed February 2016 “Against Trump” edition of the magazine, is now authoring a book in which he makes the case for nationalism, a key component of President Trump’s populist-nationalist movement he formerly trashed.

Lowry is promoting his new book, The Case for Nationalism, expected in November, about three years after he and a variety of conservative beltway figures whose careers he advanced scoffed at Trump’s populist-nationalist movement and his supporters in the 2016 presidential election.

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Harper Collins, which is publishing Lowry’s book, confirmed that he is receiving an advance but would not reveal the dollar amount, writing in an email, “As policy, we never disclose authors’ advances.”

Lowry’s contingent of the conservative establishment argued in their 2016 “Against Trump” issue that their advocacy against Trump and the nationalist-populist movement was to “hold up this banner and put this flag in the ground for principled conservatism whether it’s popular or not.”

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Lowry’s “Against Trump” issue included writers such as Glenn Beck, David Boaz, Brent Bozell, Mona Charen, Ben Domenech, Erick Erickson, Steven F. Hayward, Mark Helprin, Bill Kristol, Yuval Levin, Dana Loesch, Andrew McCarthy, David McIntosh, Michael Medved, Edwin Meese III, Russell Moore, Michael Mukasey, Katie Pavlich, John Podhoretz, R.R. Reno, Thomas Sowell, and Carl Thomas.

A month after the “Against Trump” attack, Lowry’s National Review published a cover story by Kevin Williamson in which the disenfranchised white working-class — devastated by decades of free trade and a globalist economic policy — was told that their struggling communities “deserve to die.”

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An op-ed by Chadwick Moore for Breitbart News detailed the attack:

In a July 2016 piece by Lowry, the National Review editor slammed Trump’s economic nationalist agenda on trade for promising to impose tariffs on Chinese imports, oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade deal, and...
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