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Fall 2000


Professor Waller asks an un-American question - what can the United States antitrust program learn from the rest of the world? This question is un-American because we in the United States rarely look to others for advice. Besides, we invented antitrust and we were practically alone in the world in enforcing antitrust for almost a century. Only during the current generation have many other nations had active and vigorous antitrust programs. Moreover, the United States is in the business of exporting our accumulated century of antitrust wisdom through a wide variety of methods, and we revel in playing this role. We Americans are generally provincial and unaccustomed to taking advice from the rest of the world in anything, but least of all in the area of antitrust. That is why Professor Waller's suggestion that we do so is un-American.