Trump’s election was the result of a surging tide of white populism in America, and his unfiltered words express the emotions of such believers.
The U.S. president is ratcheting up volatility in major pockets of potential armed conflict identified by analysts.
Sure, during Trump's disastrous first nine months he has already wreaked havoc on many issues, from environmental policy to international relations. But on many major matters, from the botched travel ban to the failed "Obamacare" repeal, Trump is running a chaotic and deeply dysfunctional administration.
This American powerlessness provides three lessons that we would be wrong to ignore.
<i>There’s much to criticize in American politics, says honorary professor André Liebich. Except for one admirable thing: the First Amendment of the Constitution consecrated in the freedom of expression. In Europe, censorship is gaining ground.</i>
There is plenty in the United States to criticize and oppose: [Read more]
The American president has invited Rodrigo Duterte to the White House and has admitted that Duterte's policy of killing anyone who gives him trouble doesn’t seem so bad.
A Bolsonaro victory would be more dangerous for Brazil than Trump’s has been for the United States.