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Scott’s already posted about Trump’s remarkable performance in Helsinki, which comes after his remarkable performances in London and in Brussels. Indeed, I almost worry that the appalling awfulness of the Helsinki summit will overshadow the horror show of Trump’s behavior at the NATO summit and in the country of “so many different names.” Almost. I’ve […]
Casey Michael on China’s mass internment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang: In China’s remote western province of Xinjiang, the Chinese government has begun constructing a series of internment camps larger than anything the world currently knows. Meant to house upwards of a million — and potentially more — of the region’s indigenous Muslim minority, known as […]
I had an exchange with a friend earlier today. They suggested that NATO’s case of the Trumps is terminal. I disagreed, but suggested that a Trump victory in 2020 might very well render NATO largely irrelevant to the power politics of western Eurasia. I’m thinking that I might be too optimistic. The Pentagon is analyzing […]
Josh Rogin write in the Washington Post that: Trump has been publicly trashing the E.U. and NATO since his campaign, but the pace and viciousness of his attacks have increased. Just this week, at a rally in North Dakota, Trump said: “The European Union, of course, was set up to take advantage of the United […]

Things are… not good

On June 28, 2018

I’m late to the rending of garments. It’s hard to escape the feeling that the United States has hit crisis point. But crises are not purely objective conditions. They are as much cultural

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