Category Archives: International

Macron vs Salvini

“Salvini’s nationalism and Macron’s globalism are the two competing visions of Europe’s future,” writes Christopher Caldwell in The Spectator (“Macron vs Salvini: the ideological battle for Europe’s future”). The most interesting paragraph in the piece pertains to an incipient, anti-immigration, … Continue reading

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NYT: “Bavaria: Affluent, Picturesque — and Angry”

This modern horror tale, written by Katrin Bennhold, begins: MUNICH — All seems well in Bavaria. The streets are clean, unemployment is practically nonexistent, social benefits are generous and a vibrant sense of identity infuses small villages and big cities … Continue reading

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Turkey Club

Welcome to the club, Turkey: Yusuf Kaplan, a columnist for the pro-government daily Yeni Safak, said deism was spreading among the children of conservative families, while the children of more secular families were going for the more radical edge: atheism. … Continue reading

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NYT: Hindus Don’t Like Muslims (& Vice-Versa)

Only in the suicidal mind of the white Western progressive is there the close and realizable dream of perfect egalitarianism and racial blindness. Everywhere else in the world, ethnicity and tribal loyalties trump all else. From today’s NYT is a … Continue reading

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Bret Stephens & The Immortal, Unyielding,1933 Meme

To Bret Stephens & his ilk, it’s always 1933. And it is never Muslim immigrants behind the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany: “There were nearly 1,000 reported anti-Semitic incidents in Berlin alone last year. A neo-fascist party, Alternative for Germany, … Continue reading

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“The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews” (2016)

Here’s the book description for The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews (2016) by Michael N. Barnett: How do American Jews envision their role in the world? Are they tribal—a people whose obligations … Continue reading

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Make Russia Great Again

In the NYT (where else), Adam Hochschild reviews the book Never Remember: Searching for Stalin’s Gulags in Putin’s Russia by Masha Gessen (with photographs by Misha Friedman). Hochschild begins his review with the premise that: Human beings have long slaughtered … Continue reading

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Publius Exitus

Publius is leaving for a Hillsdale College gig (one hopes it is the primary reason). Nonetheless, the proximity of these two sentences to each other is most unnerving: “National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton is leaving the Trump administration, the … Continue reading

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Ethnic Nationalism For Me, But Not For Thee

In his brief TAC essay “In Defense of Ethnic Nationalism”, Skomantas Pocius, a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, and a native Lithuanian, riffs on this venerable theme: The story of Lithuania should … Continue reading

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Germany’s New “Brand” of Anti-Semitism

The WSJ piece Drudge linked to has got some howlers (“Germany Struggles With an Unfamiliar Form of Anti-Semitism”). The first paragraph actually begins (no, this isn’t parody): BERLIN— Solomon Michalski loved going to his new school on a leafy Berlin … Continue reading

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