Slovakia’s president suggests a way out of the world’s populist quagmire

Slovakia’s President Suggests a Way Out of the World’s Populist Quagmire

This is a dark moment for those who care about the rule of law in the United States, even for those who worry about the future of democracy in the country. The president openly violates not just the law but also the principles of decency. He uses social media to brag and boast, reducing the authority and respect of his office with every tweet.

Boris Johnson isn’t the cause of Britain’s unseriousness. He’s the product of it.

“The Tories, in their terror, have elevated a cavorting charlatan to the steps of Downing Street.” Those are the words of Sir Max Hastings, writing in the Guardian on June 24. Hastings is the former editor of the Daily Telegraph, the conservative British newspaper that has loyally backed the Tory party for generations. Like many other …

Boris Johnson isn’t the cause of Britain’s unseriousness. He’s the product of it. Read More »

Putin’s attack on Western values was familiar. The American reaction was not.

Russian scorn for liberal democracy has a long history, and a certain kind of Russian disdain for the West is nothing new. As far back as 1920, Lenin declared that parliaments were “historically obsolete” and predicted that it was just a matter of time before they disappeared. In 1956, the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev famously …

Putin’s attack on Western values was familiar. The American reaction was not. Read More »

Scroll to Top