9/11 Tested America’s Openness to Trade and Immigration

One of the biggest temptations for America after the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, was to turn inward behind rising barriers to trade and immigration.
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After the stunning images of that day, trashing symbols of world trade went out of fashion. For world leaders, it became more urgent than ever to promote peaceful commerce through international cooperation.

Daniel Griswold

That is precisely what we need more of: peaceful commerce through international cooperation.

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