Old Europe’s New Boogeyman

Trump’s nationalism is such big news because in America, unlike in Europe, it’s an anomalous sentiment.
Trump’s nationalism is such big news because in America, unlike in Europe, it’s an anomalous sentiment.

There is much to disagree with in Donald Trump’s interest in nationalism. In his version of it, nationalism is a fragile egotism applied to the affairs of state. This approach has, like the president himself, created problems out of whole cloth before “solving” them. Regarding trade and defense agreements with our long-standing allies, we seem now always to be in some phase of this cycle.

But it was a little rich to hear French President Emmanuel Macron during the WWI armistice centenary observance on Sunday scold Trump on the evils of nationalism. Before an audience of world leaders gathered in Paris, Macron connected the European nationalisms that presaged the Great War to the nationalist posturing of the American president.

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See Also:

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(2) Brexit BETRAYAL: Angela Merkel played KEY role in David Cameron calling EU referendum

(3) ALL YOUR FAULT! Merkel BLAMED for Brexit and handing Germany ‘very painful’ blow

(4) Brexit is a ‘DEEP WOUND’ for the European Union – Merkel admits damage of UK’s exit

(5) EU CAN’T work round Trump’s Iran sanctions, warns US

(6) Exit deal DONE – Irish border solution AGREED as May summons Cabinet

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All hell is breaking out over in the UK over May’s BREXIT sellout…….