… is from page 179 of my Mercatus Center colleague Dan Griswold’s superb 2009 volume, Mad About Trade:
Free trade confidently embraces the future. It affirms that Americans have much to offer the world and much to gain from collaborating with people in other countries as customers, suppliers, business partners, and friends. Free trade unites us with other people in an ever-widening “community of work” that provides a powerful alternative to conflict and war. Free trade embodies a policy of hope rather than fear.