Here’s a list of six countries and major international institutions that Trump and his team have threatened—injecting anything but stability into international affairs. Certainly this behavior is silly, unnecessary, and stupid. The question is, will these provocations and others to likely follow lead to serious new international conflict.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is planning to deliver a speech focused on immigration on August 31. The supporters and hangers-on surrounding Trump — who would likely have his ear were he elected to the presidency — include Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Steve Bannon, Roger Stone, and Roger Ailes.
If there are lessons to be extracted from these three books, they have as much to do with the dangers of elite consensus as with those of dissent.
The Invisible Bridge is the third and weightiest installment in Rick Perlstein’s history of postwar American conservatism. The first volume, Before the Storm (2001), culminates in Barry Goldwater’s unsuccessful presidential bid in 1964, and Nixonland (2008) carries the story through Richard Nixon’s landslide reelection in 1972. The Invisible Bridge, which comes in at 810 pages without notes, […]
History would not wait in 1963. When Eugene “Bull” Connor, Birmingham, Alabama’s police commissioner, decided in early May to use firehoses and German Shepherds to disperse non-violent civil rights protesters — including children — millions of Americans saw the images on the evening news. “Alabama now rivals the racist police state of South Africa,” James […]