America's Trade Follies controversially argues that the global political economy is hardening into regional blocs, in North America, Latin America, Europe and the Asia Pacific, organized around a powerful economic base and suspicious of each other. Bernard K. Gordon's masterful analysis shows that this division threatens American prosperity by limiting US access to the world's richest and largest markets, and endangers US security by dividing the globe along economic and political lines. Provocative, original and stimulating this book is essential reading for all those interested in American politics, trade and international political economy.
' … this book is an excellent reference for scholars interested in modern US trade policy. Professor Gordon should be congratulated for what is a thought-provoking and interesting treatise.' - ASEAN Economic Bulletin
1. Chapter one: America's folly: The rise of regional blocs 2. Chapter two: Americas's trade in global context 3. Chapter three: Regionalism in Europe: A model for the past or the future 4. Chapter four: The Western Hemisphere: Americas blurred vision 5. Chapter five: Will the gees Fly? 6. Chapter six: The high price of folly