The official result came in around 2am EST on November 9, 2016: Donald J. Trump had been elected 45th President of the United States. The reactions from French politicians and the media were quick to follow. In a speech given live from the Palais de l’Elysée, François Hollande offered cold congratulations to the elected candidate, “as is natural between two...
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If the United States are a laboratory for our future, what has the presidential election of November 8 taught us? The distinctions between left and right, and Republican and Democrats, are increasingly blurred. And caught between the two coasts, forgotten by both parties, Middle America is in crisis. The seemingly universal distinction between left and right has broken down. The...[Subscriber]
Donald Trump’s foray into American democracy could very well be compared with a computer being hacked; a virus navigating its way through social media on a mission to corrupt the Constitution. But the recent phenomenon of trumpism is not the result of a one-man effort. It is hard to not be astonished by the number of heads of state and...[Subscriber]
Which presidential candidate in the United States supposedly described their opponent as “pot-bellied, mutton-headed and cucumber-soled”? It was not Donald Trump, but in fact Zachary Taylor in 1848. Before that, John Quincy Adams accused his adversary Andrew Jackson of being the son of “a common prostitute brought to this country by the British soldiers”, and James K. Polk suspected Henry Clay...[Subscriber]