What really irked the international community was that Trump called into question the fantasy of the internationalist order.
In the new world disorder, empire is the ultimate safe space.
We shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that the current escalations in political rhetoric and acts of violence are divorced from these broader globalist trends.
The ‘unity summit’ in Rome was aimed at more than merely commemorating the EU’s 60th anniversary. Member states used the occasion to try to reenergize its mission.
The new nationalism sweeping Europe is driven by a desire for something more concrete than the illusory promises of globalism. Europeans want a narrative.
Piers Brendon’s book, “The Dark Valley,’ offers valuable lessons about the rise of fascism in the 1930s for the present populist moment—provided we have the maturity to resist comparing Trump to Hitler.
Looking out on a valley in the Schwarzwald surrounded by posh European men with pants tight enough to ensure they could never procreate, my mind embraced Donald Trump.
Peering through the murk, what we see in our current political memes about globalism is a noisy celebration of half-truths and half-baked ideas.
This political shift is a reaction to the overreach of an EU that wants both to suppress each nation-state’s ethnic and cultural homogeneity and dictate each member’s immigration policy.
Republicans have the exclusive opportunity to help mold and steer a powerful movement. Their refusal to do so could result in a gigantic voting bloc striking out, never to return.
It’s not the economy, violence, or inequality. Millennials’ lack of trust stems from their relational detachment.
Non-interventionism is not isolationism, nor should the two ever be confused by any responsible commentator. Thomas Jefferson illustrates the difference.
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