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For most political analysts, the liberal democratic malaise, so often discussed, is a byproduct of the liberal world order’s success. While it is easy to observe the evolution of events in the post-Cold War period as a sign of collapse,…

Earlier today, members of the European Parliament voted to censure the government of Hungary under EU Rule Article Seven. This is the first time the European Parliament has triggered Article Seven, though the European Commission did it to Poland in…

Well, that was quick. Tariffs make everyone nervous not least of which because they don’t work, just ask Ben Stein’s econ teacher character from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Steel and manufacturing prices have been rising, stock market anxiety has been…

For most political analysts, the liberal democratic malaise, so often discussed, is a byproduct of the liberal world order’s success. While it is easy to observe the evolution of events in the post-Cold War period as a sign of collapse,…

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the global Frankfurt Book Fair last week, preaching European unity and cultural diversity to thousands of book buyers, agents, editors, and publishers. But French author Michel Houellebecq’s appearance and reading from…

When Hitler came into power before he tried to wipe out the entire Jewish population of Europe, he burned Jewish books: books written by Jews or about the Jewish religion or culture. He also decimated Jewish houses of worship and…

We should not construe, from anything Churchill did in his time, how he would react to today’s issues. But the temptation for conjecture was irresistible in the debate surrounding Britain’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). Proponents of…

Let’s play a game of pretend. In Pretend Europe, business is booming, young people are marrying, and in their optimism about a bright and cheery future, they’re having multiple children, sending them to parochial school, and creating a new generation…

The France Presidential election has already alarmed the Powers That Be™. These would be the soft, effete, comfortable, insular, hiding elites ignoring the challenges all around them because they’re scared. France has two choices: Marine Le Pen, a middle-aged woman…

Brussels, Belgium, hasn’t been a stage for leonine courage since King Albert I  decided to fight rather than surrender to the German onslaught of August 1914. When the United Kingdom served divorce papers on the EU last Wednesday, the reactions…

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