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The Republican establishment has gone into overdrive to present President-elect Donald Trump as a guarantor of continuity.It is surely no coincidence that the two biggest political shocks of the year – Brexit and the election of Trump – have come in the two countries that most fervently embraced neoliberal economics.Viewed this way, Trump's isolationism is a populist way of saying that the U.S. needs to withdraw from commitments, which it has neither the power nor the will to honor.Disengaging peacefully from exposed global responsibilities will be Trump's biggest challenge.Trump's protectionism harks back to an older American tradition. Trump has also promised an $800 billion-$1 trillion program of infrastructure investment, to be financed by bonds, as well as a massive corporate-tax cut, both aimed at creating 25 million new jobs and boosting growth. As Trump moves from populism to policy, liberals should not turn away in disgust and despair, but rather engage with Trumpism's positive potential. That is the meaning of Brexit, Trump's victory, and any populist victories to come.
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