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Napoleon Complex

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On July 14, 2017

Trump’s visit to Napoleon’s tomb in Paris yesterday is an irresistible invitation to compare the two leaders. Trendy as it is to focus on historical parallels with fascism, it’s worth thinking a

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With Friends Like These

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On May 17, 2017
In yet another clear signal about the consequences of embracing strongmen: violence erupted at the Turkish embassy in DC yesterday, just after Turkish President Erdogan enjoyed his cozy White House visit. The clash involved pro- and anti-Erdogan groups. Turkish state media identified members of Erdogan’s own security team in the fighting. The videos and images […]

Eurovision!

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On May 14, 2017

Major news in European elections: Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest last night. Salvador Sobral’s stripped-down performance and heartfelt singing were somewhat of an anomaly in an annual

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It’s a good week for anti-Semitism in Europe. Monday morning, the Hungarian President signed a law that essentially bans Central European University from operating (as part of the ruling party’s obsessive anti-Soros campaign). But, ever a trend setter, Marine Le Pen made the spectacular statement this weekend that France was not responsible for the infamous […]
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There’s a draft DHS memo floating around today, which proposed using up to 100,000 National Guard troops across eleven states to round up undocumented immigrants. It’s still unclear where this proposal originated, in response to what (though it seems part of the lead-up to the travel ban), and how far its discussion went (Spicer hasn’t […]
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