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My Great Depression

My Great Depression

Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will, counseled Antonio Gramsci. But in 2016, pessimism is gaining the upper hand. Art Goldhammer shares a personal perspective on the state of Europe and the United States. (Photo: Sipa USA via AP/Julien Mattia)

Germany’s Retrograde Record on Gay Rights

Germany’s Retrograde Record on Gay Rights

Alexander Görlach in New York Times on October 7, 2016

Across Western Europe, marriage equality is fast becoming the norm: From Scandinavia through the Netherlands and Denmark; even the Catholic countries of Ireland, France and Spain. But there’s one glaring exception: Germany. It stands out not only because it is the largest country in Western Europe, but also because on many measures, it is among the most progressive.

Europe after Brexit

Europe after Brexit

Sir Paul Tucker in Bruegel on August 30, 2016

CES Senior Fellow Sir Paul Tucker co-authors a report that leaves aside the issue of EU reform and focuses on the desirable EU-UK relationship after Brexit.

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