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The Intelligence of the Public Library

October 31, 2017 // La Libre - Belgium - French

In an age where creationism, communitarianism, nationalism, climate change skepticism, 'fake news,' social and religious unrest and intolerance of others in all its guises wreak havoc ... it seems particularly timely to better understand these other institutions that have succeeded in shifting the critical boundary lines of their domain.

How Presidents Trump and Macron Can Transform the Middle East

July 14, 2017 // La Libre - Belgium - French

President Donald Trump is meeting his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris. The two men have already met twice before: shaking hands in Brussels and posing side by side in Hamburg for a group photo. Their next meeting, on the occasion of Bastille Day, gives them the opportunity to hammer out the details of their [Read more]

Are We Heading toward Trumpmania in Europe?

July 14, 2017 // Le Vif - Belgium - French

This prediction will appear daring. Is Donald Trump not one of the most hated politicians of his generation? Doesn’t the American media itself–not to mention the European media–depict him as a sexist buffoon, a fascist clown, a man who is almost utterly incapable of governing or even behaving like an adult? [Read more]

Words of the Trumpists

May 30, 2017 // Le Vif - Belgium - French

<i>As CNN’s star commentator, Van Jones, acknowledged, Donald Trump should have really become president on Feb. 28 at his first address to Congress.</i> In a tone that was sober and presidential, optimistic and cheerful, he emphatically paid tribute to soldier Ryan Owens, who was killed in Yemen. “That was one [Read more]

Beautiful Little Babies

May 2, 2017 // La Libre - Belgium - French

In truth, when it comes to the Syrian “beautiful little babies,” Trump ... and a great many other of the world’s most powerful couldn’t care less.

Trump Once Again under Fire for Dealings with Russia

March 14, 2017 // Le Vif - Belgium - French

<i>On Thursday, Donald Trump defended his attorney general, who is the target of new accusations concerning supposed contacts between his team and Russian officials during last year’s presidential campaign.</i> Jeff Sessions, an ally of the American president and who inspired Trump’s anti-immigration politics, [Read more]
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