Clive Crook

12/03/2016 - 6:00pm

    Attaching labels to people is all the rage in the U.S. Current favorites include "nationalist" and "globalist." Those designations aren't much use -- and not just because people don't like being labeled. The bigger problem is that the categories aren't mutually exclusive. Moderate nationalist sentiment and outward-...

11/17/2016 - 10:00am

   President Trump. A handful of syllables still hard to get one's mind around. How on earth did this happen?

    There's no single reason. Any number of factors were involved, and it wouldn't have taken much for things to have turned out...

10/25/2016 - 4:00pm

    If the polls are to be believed, Donald Trump's chances of winning the election have all but vanished. The last television debate is unlikely to have arrested his downward trajectory. One should never say never (think of the Brexit referendum) but the question now, it seems, is what will follow...

09/11/2016 - 9:00am

    David Davis, the U.K.'s new Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, made a statement to the House of Commons this week on the meaning of "Brexit means Brexit." Commentators were roundly unimpressed. If I may be allowed to say, their apparent determination to be unimpressed is...

08/04/2016 - 8:00am

    If nothing else, the past two weeks bear witness to the amazing resilience of America's political parties -- not as political or intellectual movements, but as tribes. Ideas come and go -- but what do ideas matter, really? The parties, God help us, endure....

06/25/2016 - 6:00pm

    British voters face a momentous choice on Thursday, when they'll vote on whether to remain in the European Union. A decision to leave might badly hurt the economy, which relies on Europe for trade and investment -- but the repercussions would go wider than that....

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