“They [the French] were starting to learn German in Paris before the U.S. came along. Pay for NATO or not!”
The campaign to “abolish ICE” (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) was prominently endorsed by many figures on the new American left.
And populists are biding their time to strike.
At the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, was one brilliant, self-assured British economist right and all the assembled statesmen wrong?
In Trafalgar Square and in the countryside, revellers went hand-in-hand in circles singing songs round the flames.
This month, 100 years ago, the war ended. But had it lasted into 1919 the future of the world might have been very different.
Voters have made clear they want something new: something more left-wing, or right-wing, or environmentally-friendly, or just plain different.
If the centre-left SDP does poorly enough in an upcoming federal election, it could trigger its exit from the national coalition.
Torfa was “relieved” when the Germans decided to give her money for rent. Now she feels humiliated.
By imposing a harsh anti-migrant, tax-cutting agenda, the hard-right party has turned government into a permanent campaign platform.
Europe is once again divided – this time between liberalism’s defenders in the west and north, and states in the south and east who increasingly reject it.