The western alliance has never looked as dysfunctional or out of sorts as it does this spring

4th March, 2018

The United States is now democracy’s sick man. Britain is governed by a party at war with itself. Germany has painted itself into a corner in which it is governed by a chancellor supported by a potential coalition partner that recoils from office. France is in the hands of a political adolescent with delusions of grandeur. Spain is in a political crisis over Catalonia. Italy appears to be on the verge of electing a government...

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