How George H.W. Bush pushed the United States to embrace free trade



Amanda Erickson | The Washington Post

In the obituaries, George H.W. Bush is remembered as the president who oversaw the collapse of the Soviet Union.

But the leader, who died this weekend, had another major foreign policy achievement: He was a champion of free trade and a key architect of globalization, a legacy in danger under the Trump administration.

Bush saw trade as a tool for increasing international cooperation and peace, and he advocated for a liberalized economy.

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