Are Autocrats Always Adversaries?

Are Autocrats Always Adversaries?

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It is the United States whose National Endowment for Democracy and its subsidiaries, and government-backed NGOs, interfere incessantly in the internal affairs of other nations to extend our democratist ideology. When did the political systems of 193 nations become the business of the government of the United States? And who …

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Can Poland Be Poland -- and Stay in the EU?

Can Poland Be Poland — and Stay in the EU?

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The questions raised by the rebellious Poles are fundamental: Which takes precedence, when they come into conflict, Poland’s constitution and Poland’s laws, or the laws of the European Union? “Let Poland be Poland!” That was the call of American conservatives, four decades ago, when the Solidarity movement of labor leader …

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The Eclipse of Europe

The Eclipse of Europe

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Not only is the center of political gravity shifting from Europe to Asia, European unity seems a thing of the past. As Britain has left the EU, Scotland is considering secession from England. Catalonia is still thinking of secession from Spain. Sardinia is considering secession from Italy. Poland and Hungary …

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EU to Orban: Back Gay Rights or Get Out!

EU to Orban: Back Gay Rights or Get Out!

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What is the source of the morality that teaches same-sex unions are the equal of traditional marriage and any government that does not agree is a bigoted regime with which we ought not associate? Respect LBGT rights or get out of the EU, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte instructed Hungary’s …

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Kissinger's Call for a New World Order

Kissinger’s Call for a New World Order

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The ingredients Kissinger considers essential for establishing that new world order appear, like ventilators, to be in short supply. Among the works that first brought Henry Kissinger to academic acclaim was “A World Restored,” his 1950s book about how the greatest diplomats of Europe met at the Congress of Vienna …

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Is the Liberal Hour Ending in the West?

Is the Liberal Hour Ending in the West?

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“The first Brexit, after all, was in 1776, when the 13 colonies of North America severed all ties to the British crown and set out alone on the path to independence. It did not turn out all that badly.” Hillary Clinton called them “the deplorables.” Barack Obama called them losers …

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Macron to Trump: 'You're No Patriot!'

Macron to Trump: ‘You’re No Patriot!’

In a rebuke bordering on national insult Sunday, Emmanuel Macron retorted to Donald Trump’s calling himself a nationalist.

“Patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism; nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism.”

As for Trump’s policy of “America first,” Macron trashed such atavistic thinking in this new age: “By saying we put ourselves first and the others don’t matter, we erase what a nation holds dearest, what gives it life, what makes it great and what is essential: its moral values.”

Though he is being hailed as Europe’s new anti-Trump leader who will stand up for transnationalism and globalism, Macron reveals his ignorance of America.

Trump’s ideas are not ideological but rooted in our country’s history.

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The Eternal Lure of Nationalism

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In a surprise overtime victory in the finals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament, the Russians defeated Germany, 4-3. But the Russians were not permitted to have their national anthem played or flag raised, due to a past doping scandal. So, the team ignored the prohibition and sang out the …

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