Chronicles Magazine REVIEWS

Protectionism as a Path to Piety

Frédéric Bastiat’s Candlestick Makers’ Petition, an open letter to the French Parliament written in 1845, gets trotted out by free-trade fundamentalists every time anyone says the word tariff.

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    Books In Brief

    The French dislike what they call “Anglo-American economics” even more than they dislike English and American cookery; also, more recently, progressive Anglo-American views regarding the supposed identicality between the sexes.

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    Monarchs and Pretenders

    The story of Mary Queen of Scots makes you wonder why anyone would aspire to be a monarch. Mary was an accomplished woman. She had mastered five languages, English being the third; was schooled in the classics; had traveled extensively in...

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