I would like to share with readers three lessons from the fall of the Berlin Wall. The first, what it teaches us about history. Historicists believe that history is teleologically guided by impersonal forces that shape things inexorably. Several thinkers, among them Karl Popper in The Open Society and its Enemies, debunked this theory...
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The famous quote mistakenly attributed to French Diplomat Talleyrand—“It is worse than a crime, it’s a mistake”—fits Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attack on the Kurds in northeastern Syria perfectly. The defeat of the Syrian Kurds at the hands of the Turks, including the many casualties and tens of thousands of civilians who have...
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The real story of African migration has little to do with the headlines and everything to do with domestic dynamics that the outside world barely understands.
The commercial war between the world’s superpower and the Chinese dictatorship has affected the U.S. economy, which has dropped from an annual rate of growth of 4 percent to 2 percent.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s new prime minister promises free-market reforms and is challenging Europe and the IMF on the issue of taxes.
A leader of Latin America’s anti-imperialist left turned into Washington’s docile poodle.
Corporate debt was not one of the big culprits of the financial crisis a decade ago. But it might well be next time around.
A deep theme of the film is the rebellion of the individual against all forms of oppressive ideology and political control.
Brexit continues to revolve around a basic dilemma: to break up the United Kingdom or to break up Ireland.
The wind of history seems to be carrying Venezuela towards victory, even though it is as yet unclear when.