The End of Economic Nationalism

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When Steve Bannon left the White House in August, he told The Weekly Standard he was “jacked up.” Despite lasting less than a year as senior adviser to President Donald Trump, he returned to Breitbart like a conquering hero, dubbing himself Bannon the Barbarian. The site’s editor in chief welcomed him back with a release titled “‘Populist Hero’ Steven K. Bannon Returns Home to Breitbart.” A month later, Bannon laid out a vision for his post-White House life. “I left the White house because Trump needed a wingman outside, helping candidates for the Senate,” Bannon said, in a talk at the Grand Hyatt Ballroom in Hong Kong called “American Economic Nationalism, the Populist Revolt, and Asia.” He added, “This movement