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Current Immigration Policy Will Change

December 19, 2017


The wave of anti-immigration sentiment that boosted the presidential campaign of Donald Trump has historical parallels. In 1955, historian John Higham wrote a book titled “Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1924.” The restrictionist movements, ideas and legislative efforts chronicled in Higham’s history bear a distinct resemblance to those that have emerged in […]

Germany’s Political Center Needs to Hold

December 5, 2017


The crisis over government formation in Berlin has raised to the possibility of fresh elections in Germany, and the ripple effect of instability in the European Union. Germany held elections last September. The breakdown in talks between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union and potential partners has dealt a blow to a time-tested post-War model […]