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photoPresident Bush backs down on steel tariffs. We examine the political and free trade fallout of this turnabout on protectionism.

Guests:

John Hinshaw, assistant professor of history, Lebanon Valley College and author of "Steel and Steelworkers: Race and Class Struggle in Twentieth-Century Pittsburgh"

Gary Hufbauer, senior fellow, Institute of International Economics and former deputy assistant secretary for international trade and investment policy, U.S. Treasury Department (1977 to 1979)

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly

This program aired on December 4, 2003.

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