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Political Incorrect Conclusions From A Politically Inconsistent Europe

Peter Holmes a Court | Posted 03.17.2017 | Home
Peter Holmes a Court

Embarking on a European vacation in the dead of winter ensures there is less foliage, little color, and very few tourists to distract one from the rea...

Whatever The Election Result, The Dutch Public Is Dangerously Polarized

The Conversation Global | Posted 03.16.2017 | Home
The Conversation Global

Luc Soete, United Nations University The Dutch government’s refusal to allow Turkish ministers to visit Rotterdam and address the large number of Du...

Nationalism Is Unchristian

Richard Brand | Posted 03.13.2017 | Religion
Richard Brand

There is in the Old Testament a lot of concern about a promised land and how to get to that land. The Jewish community continues to declare that all o...

With The Resurgence Of Nationalism, The Marshall Plan Is Relevant Now More Than Ever

Terry Newell | Posted 03.08.2017 | Politics
Terry Newell

Seventy years ago, in what initially was a barely noticed speech at Harvard, Secretary of State George C. Marshall launched what would become the Mars...

The End Of The World As We Know It

Matthias Paul Kuhlmey | Posted 02.01.2017 | Home
Matthias Paul Kuhlmey

Donald Trump, as the new President of the United States, and with him other populist leaders that are currently entering the global political scene, will have the potential to reintroduce the concept of Realpolitik - a rather pragmatic approach to shaping affairs on practical, but less ethical and moral grounds.

Is 'Massive Voter Fraud' Trump's Reichstag Fire Audition?

Dr. Milton Mankoff | Posted 02.01.2017 | Politics
Dr. Milton Mankoff

While Trump is delusional about voter fraud, he is a cunning opportunist. Moreover, his Machiavellian chief strategist and senior counselor, Steve Bannon, and the renowned political dirty trickster, Roger Stone, a longtime intimate, are masters of the art of propaganda.

Jingoism Is Now Official In India

Ash Murthy | Posted 01.24.2017 | Home
Ash Murthy

From Brexit to Trump's victory in the U.S presidential elections, the second decade of the century that began under the hallmark of globalization has been ironically marked with a rise of nationalistic fervor.

Witnessing The Birth Of A New Nationalist World Order

John Feffer | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
John Feffer

In this taxonomy of Trumpism, the media continues to miss the obvious. The incoming administration is, in fact, united around one key mission: it's about to declare war on the world.

One way Trump is different from European nationalists

The Conversation US | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
The Conversation US

By Brian Porter-Szücs, University of Michigan When comparing Europe and America, we frequently overlook differences that hide inside similarities. ...

Whatever Happened To Those 'Freedom Fries'?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

At the height of the George W. Bush years, a bit of a TomDispatch piece would sometimes be reposted at a right-wing website with a disparaging comment, and I'd suddenly be deluged with abusive emails.

The Big Three: Automation, Nationalism, Social Expectations

Robert Moran | Posted 12.06.2016 | Business
Robert Moran

As we close out a turbulent 2016 and look to 2107, what do horizon scanners see in the years ahead? As part of a horizon scan for the Milken Institut...

From Trump's America to Modi's India, Mandatory Patriotism Is Dangerous

Shashi Tharoor | Posted 12.05.2016 | Home
Shashi Tharoor

NEW DELHI ― The worldwide swell of nationalist fervor notched up a curious victory last week when India’s Supreme Court, once seen as a bastion of...

Beyond the Delusion of Separateness

Jonah C. Steinberg | Posted 12.04.2016 | Religion
Jonah C. Steinberg

German draft of a letter to Robert S. Marcus - Albert Einstein In 1950, Albert Einstein wrote to console Robert S. Marcus - then Political Director...

What Would Happen If The U.S. Withdrew From The TPP

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.25.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

President-Elect Trump's threat to withdraw the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should be taken seriously, despite how mercurial he has already proven to be in failing to follow through on a variety of other campaign promises.

Bending the Arc

Robert Koehler | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Maybe this much is true. Donald Trump, pseudo-president-elect, loser of the real election, charismatic stump-speech populist whose actual ability to g...

The 2016 election and the rise and fall - and rise? - of Christian nationalism

David Briggs | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Does the 2016 election portend the rise of Christian nationalism? Only two years ago, the percentage of Americans identifying being a Christian with ...

The Answer To Nationalist Populism is Global Populism

Stephan Said | Posted 11.19.2016 | Politics
Stephan Said

Bring out the inspiration Bring out the new American poetic tradition The new global poetic and musical movements That unite people of all races, colo...

A sad song of musical censorship in India and Pakistan

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.12.2016 | Arts
The Conversation Global

Hindustani classical music played on a river boat in Banaras. Jason Baker/flickr, CC BY-SA Laksmi Subramanian, Center for Studies in Social Sciences ...

Trump and the Coming Death of Multilateralism

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Daniel Wagner

It is truly odd that the U.S. and global stock markets actually rose in the days following the election of Donald Trump as president, as if a few pass...

The Election Of 'Us' vs. 'Them'

Tim Rymel | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

For better or worse, the 2016 election has uncovered the fact that we are a scared nation. We want to run and hide in our corners, or come out shooting at anyone not like us.

The Media War Between India And Pakistan

Haroon Khalid | Posted 10.26.2016 | Media
Haroon Khalid

At a time when Indians and Pakistanis - politicians, sportsmen, entertainers, media persons and regular civilians - are hurling abuses at each other, ...

The State of our Democracy

Byron Williams | Posted 10.16.2016 | Politics
Byron Williams

Democracy is a device that ensures we shall be governed no better than we deserve." -- George Bernard Shaw I often refer to Shaw's quote because I fi...

Looking Back at the Holy and Great Council

Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis | Posted 10.07.2016 | Religion
Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis

It is an immense privilege and blessing to welcome Fr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, to «Fos Fanariou» (Light from the Phanar) for an extremely interesting and important interview.

Who Chinese Want: Clinton, Trump & Cognitive Dissonance

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 10.01.2016 | Home
Tom Doctoroff

There are no reliable polls in China to assess the preference for the outcome of U.S. presidential election. The Chinese are conflicted but, in the end, probably prefer a Hillary Clinton victory.

Managing Risk in an Era of Chronic Unpredictability

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It was not so long ago that managing political risk had a primarily developing world connotation, referring to those 'other' countries half a world aw...