Donald Trump and the Fourth Great Shattering

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by John Feffer When the historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., published his bestseller The Disuniting of America in 1991, he didn’t seriously entertain the worst-case scenario suggested by the title. At the time, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia were imploding, while separatist movements… Continue Reading  

Pushing Rewind on 2016?

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by John Feffer The two events that put 2016 in the history books — alongside other pivotal years such as 2001, 1989, and 1945 — were, of course, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom and the election of Donald… Continue Reading  

Europe and the United States: Diverging Destinies?

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by Peter Jenkins What are we to make of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks at a political rally in Munich on May 28? The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that… Continue Reading  

The Future of the European Left

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by John Feffer The last thing Europe needs right now is advice from Americans, particularly American progressives. After all, we failed to prevent Donald Trump and his cronies from seizing the White House or the far-right wing of the Republican… Continue Reading  

The Impulsive Approach to Managing Alliances

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump has gone so far beyond the bounds of what once was considered presidential, or decorous (without even getting into what is, from a policy point of view, wise or prudent) that criticisms that were… Continue Reading