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The Decline of the West, 1918-2018

This summer will mark the centenary of the appearance of the first volume of Oswald Spengler’s influential The Decline of the West.

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The Orwellian Danger of Facebook

Is Mark Zuckerberg really in control of Facebook? Or is he a sorcerer’s apprentice that cannot handle the invention?

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Britain Prepares for a Norwegian Brexit

Mrs. May and Mr. Corbyn can live with Britain becoming a big Norway, a country everyone in England likes and admires.

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How Poland and Germany Can Close Ranks

Instead of seeking war reparations from Germany, Poland should take steps that bring the country closer to the euro area to secure the country’s long-term economic interests.

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Russia in the UK: Theresa May’s Dirty Hands

For seven long years, Theresa May – the self-appointed high priestess of absolute UK sovereignty — has refused to take action on Russian interference in the UK. No wonder Russia believes it can poison its enemies on British soil.

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After Italy: Experience Shows That Populists Can Get Real

Though the populists have triumphed in Italy, examples show that populists often abandon their most dangerous demands and their euro scepticism in the pursuit of power.

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After Italy: Dealing with the Populist Menace in Europe

To advance their prospects of finding partners, both 5Star and Lega have ditched the most dangerous part of their erstwhile agenda. But significant risks remain.

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German Politics: The Limbo Is Over

With a new term for Merkel, Germany and Europe can breathe a sigh of relief.

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Europe Knows Where It Doesn’t Want to Go

As Germany and Italy decide the shape of their future governments, the EU is making slow progress. It is abandoning lofty schemes and determined to focus on people’s real problems.

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Italy’s Elections: How Germany Is Italianizing Itself

Italian politicians warning against “Germany-type problems” in forming a government after the next election are a truly striking moment of European integration – although not a particularly welcome one.

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