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Monday, January 9, 2017

President Trump: Europe’s Last Chance?

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung , Thursday, January 5, 2017

President Trump: Europe’s Last Chance?
John Kornblum

Donald Trump’s election as American President is the latest and most dramatic sign  of a major political and social  sea change, the effect of which we are just beginning to understand . The break with the past has been  so dramatic that Europe too risks being engulfed in a wave of the sort of populism which contributed to Trump’s victory.  Old political formulas are so longer sufficient to describe what is going on.  European leaders are faced with the task of convincing not only the United States,  but also their own voters, that they are capable of dealing successfully with the dislocations of a radically new era.

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