When he’s not blasting Europe for the sin of accepting migrants, Trump rails against immigrants hoping to make a better life in the U.S. Trump’s narrative that Europe is under threat from migration and that refugees are bringing a surge in crime sounds nearly identical to that of European far-right leaders such as Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and Germany’s anti-migrant AfD party leader Alexander Gauland. … [Read more...] about Trump’s ‘Culture’ Comments About Immigrants Echo European White Nationalists’
How more robust will our rebuilding efforts be if they are inspired by something like the words of the prophet Haggai, who encouraged the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem saying, 'The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,' says the Lord Almighty. 'And in this place I will grant peace.'" … [Read more...] about Notre Dame isn’t just a cultural landmark. Remember that a church was on fire.
Hepburn’s rise to international stardom anticipated the period of enormous cultural change that would characterize the later 1950s and 1960s. The combination of her perceived authenticity, acceptably different femininity and self-possession, spoke to a generation of young women who would go on to negotiate the changes brought by feminism. In the 1990s, it resonated for young women grappling with the “have it all” contradictions of post-feminism. Audrey Hepburn really was a woman’s star for the ages. … [Read more...] about 3 Ways Audrey Hepburn Is Still A Cultural Icon For Feminism
In France, President Emmanuel Macron has adopted an inverse strategy to Renzi's. During his 2017 presidential campaign, he created a movement that was populist in form but anti-populist in content. In other words, he defeated populism with its own weapons. Like all populists, he criticized the entire political class, disavowing both the mainstream left and the mainstream right. His vehicle, En Marche!, was not supposed to be a party, but a social movement that would take power from political parties and give it back to the people. Macron promised to replace politicians with ordinary people. … [Read more...] about European voters are increasingly being forced to choose between right and far-right candidates
“It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country,” May will say, BBC reported. “For, as we face the opportunities ahead of us on this momentous journey, our shared values, interests and ambitions can - and must - bring us together.” … [Read more...] about Future Of EU: Brexit Triggered By Theresa May’s Letter To European Union