Stephan Richter

Stephan Richter is the publisher and editor-in-chief of The Globalist. [Berlin/Germany]

Beyond Trump: The US’s Wrong-Headed Priorities

Reflections on gargantuan levels of military spending, pseudo “efficiency”-minded corporate outsourcing and an ill-fated obsession with American exceptionalism.

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Erdogan, Desperado and Constant Provocateur

Nothing seemed to stop Erdogan’s provocations on Europe’s eastern flank — until he met his match. The big losers are the Turkish people.

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Merkel vs. Bertolt Brecht: The Coronavirus and the Three Penny Opera

In her management of the Coronavirus crisis, Angela Merkel is making a big bet against the German playwright Bertolt Brecht and his “Three Penny Opera.”

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Coronavirus: What Does Merkel Know That Macron Doesn’t?

Angela Merkel is acting – though definitely not looking – like a flower power girl from California. Focused on consensus, not leadership, she believes in human goodness.

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Bernie Sanders Is No Socialist: A Perspective from 2016

Social democracy would have been an easier label to defend – and more accurate.

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The Democrats’ Firing Squad

Trump claims that the Democrats want to bring “socialism” to the United States. He obviously hasn’t read the preamble to the US Constitution.

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Trump Vs. Bloomberg: US Awaits Battle of the Titans

Forget the Democrats’ primaries. Americans are ready for the main event of 2020, the no-holds-barred brawl pitting Trump vs. Bloomberg. All the rest is seen as a side show that’s wasting their precious time.

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Thank God for France’s Sense of European Realism

French President Emmanuel Macron’s restrictive stance on EU membership for the Western Balkans injects a much-needed dose of realism into EU affairs.

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Michael Bloomberg: The US‘s First Jewish President

Michael Bloomberg’s best sales argument for the November 2020 U.S. presidential election is twofold: First, he is everything that Trump is not. And second, like Trump, he is focused on domestic issues.

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Is Germany’s Der Spiegel Racist?

In the latest case of self-flagellation, the ever more twisted German left, in its filter bubble, now accuses Der Spiegel for an anti-Chinese racist cover.

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