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Whatever is done in the short term the only hope for the long term is to export the ideas of the liberal order as effectively as the west previously exported socialism and nationalism.

But before that, it will help to get straight on the political economy of the liberal order.

The most distressing part of all of this is the inevitable result: the success of a government antiterrorism program will be used to justify a bigger government. And if a government antiterrorism program should ever fail, that too would be used to justify a bigger government.

How can one administration reliably make pledges about the actions of the government in the future? The next president can simply disregard that.

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