[T]here are compelling reasons to see that America is in decline and is withdrawing from its position as world leader.
Since Donald Trump, who enjoys directing attacks against allies and particularly against Berlin, has become president, much discord and many contradictions have piled up.
The importance of having a democracy is in trouble in Western countries among the younger generations. Several polls suggest that they tend to see it as nonessential. There are several hypotheses: One blames programs such as “House of Cards” for causing their disgust, an adolescent and idealistic mindset which [Read more]
The issue is not only the abandonment of its political and legal responsibility but also the impact of the administration’s shocking statements, which reflect excess power and brutality.
At Friday’s White House press briefing, Press Secretary Josh Earnest stood with a rather unusual guard behind him: two storm troopers, the iconic soldiers of the Galactic Empire. The gag for journalists reinforced the notion that the new “Star Wars” movie is a cultural phenomenon and most probably will be the [Read more]