By: Jacqueline Van de Velde After facing off against France’s Goliath, the now former president Nicholas Sarkozy, Francois Hollande was elected as president of France last week by a narrow margin. He steps into his position burdened with lofty expectations: to take control of the National Assembly, to establish himself as a power player on the world stage, and, most [...]
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By: Park MacDougald Can a Socialist knock some economic sense into the Eurozone? Socialism and neo-liberal economics don’t traditionally go hand in hand. Here in the Land of the Free, “socialist” is a favorite epithet used by those on the political right to describe economic or social policy that veers to the left of libertarian economic idol Ludwig von Mises. [...]
By: Park MacDougald Ask any student of international politics to list the major issues of the post-WWII order, and you will likely hear something about decolonization. For over a century prior to the conclusion of hostilities in 1945, European Powers – mostly Britain and France but to a lesser extent Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands – had controlled almost all [...]