Following a front-page article written by Sir James in French magazine Le Figaro, support for Sir James’s ideas grew – and the idea for The Trap, a book comprised of Sir James’s various speeches, lectures and thoughts, was born. Starting in June 1993, he finished the book in six weeks.
Sir James Goldsmith’s previous book, The Trap, warned that global free trade and GATT would create unemployment and poverty in the industrialised world while, at the same time, ravaging the third world. This brought a torrent of rejection from the critics. Here Sir James answers his critics and, point by point, explains why they are wrong.