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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)
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.
What is transcending national boundaries to create today's political turmoil in the West? (Photo: AP Image/ Manu Fernandez)
Peter Gordon writes an in-depth review of the new biography of the life and thought of Jürgen Habermas.
This year, 27 European and American scholars join CES.
Merkel's high price for open-door immigration policy (AP Image/Markus Schreiber)
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.
In 1991 George H.W. Bush promised a “New World Order.” A quarter of a century later, we’re finally catching a glimpse of it—like it or not. (AP Photo: Evan Vucci)
Dark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction. (AP Photo: Frank Augstein)