Donald Trump is a symptom of the new global disorder, not the cause

Neoliberalism and the revolt against austerity have pushed powerful states to impose social and economic pain on each other, or on smaller states.

In the space of three days, Donald Trump has created a new, explosive geopolitical reality. He nixed the outcome of a G7 summit he had disparaged, disrupted and departed from early. Then, with all the subtlety of an estate agent, he welcomed Kim Jong-un into the growing club of authoritarian strongmen who are intent on destroying the post-1989 world order.

With the G7, we knew it was coming. Trump ran on the slogan “America First” and has delivered on it: he has promoted...
source: New Statesman

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