Category Archives: European Union

European Public Opinion Three Decades After the Fall of Communism

Richard Wike, Jacob Poushter, Laura Silver, Kat Devlin, Janell Fetterolf, Alexandra Castillo and Christine Huang of Pew Research – The European Union gets mostly favorable marks from the countries surveyed, but not everyone is happy with the Brussels-based institution. Across … Continue reading

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Brexit Lessons from England’s Rugby World Cup Team

David Murrin – Every empire has had a game that personifies its values and represents its national culture. Rugby was the game of the British empire, from which it has since spread to many nations outside the commonwealth. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Can Emmanuel Macron Stem the Populist Tide?

Lauren Collin in the New Yorker – France’s young President is now Europe’s most forceful progressive. But violence at home and the success of right-wing parties throughout the Continent threaten his ambitions. Continue reading…

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Brexit and its Parallels with the English Civil war

From David Murrin, author of Breaking the Code of History – At the time of the June 23, 2016 referendum, I classified Brexit as having the same energy as the English civil war in 1642-1651. This was based on both … Continue reading

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Brexit chaos – A catastrophic failure of leadership

By David Murrin, author of Breaking the Code of History – Regional civil wars are sadly not swift occurrences. They take time to build momentum and to reach a crescendo and conclusion. As a prime example, the English civil war … Continue reading

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