by | Mar 22, 2019

During their recent meeting in the White House, Brazil’s new right-wing leader, Jair Bolsonaro, and President Donald J. Trump discussed the possibility of Brazil joining the NATO alliance. While I am an unapologetic fan of both Trump and Bolsonaro, this…

by | Jan 23, 2019

It’s simple. When we engage economically with other nations we export freedom. Brazil’s turn away from engagement with China towards the United States is a great current example of that. We’re going to see the same thing happen, incredibly, in…

by | Jan 15, 2019

Presidents and prime ministers often resort to the appointment of “czars” to handle a crisis or coordinate complex policies when a show of urgent political engagement seems in order. But these modern day czars, unlike their autocratic namesakes, are often…

by | Dec 4, 2018

Liberal cranks over the years have hissed that Republicans in the United States win on “God, guns, and gays.” In Brazil, notes the UK Spectator, they hiss that “fascists” have returned to power on a platform of “beef, bibles, and…

by | Nov 2, 2018

Am I the only one experiencing déjà vu? The election of Brazil’s new, right-wing President, Jair Bolsonaro, has elicited the same “death of democracy” hyperbole that followed Trump’s election victory in 2016. Consider the Independent’s “Fascism has arrived in Brazil…

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