Rebirth of Nationalism

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For decades, the European press and influential politicians have proclaimed that nationalism is dead in Europe and an “ever closer union” is the real hope for all Europeans. However, a surging wave of nationalism is threatening to swamp that dream. In Austria, a nationalistic candidate nearly captured the presidency “for the first time in postwar history” with over 49 percent of the vote (The Wall Street Journal, May 23 and May 24, 2016).

Brexit and Germany

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The British referendum on remaining in or leaving the EU is just over a month away, and tempers and rhetoric are rising. Telegraph commentator Simon Heffer noted recently, “The Fourth Reich Is Here—Without a Shot Being Fired” (The Telegraph, May 15, 2016). In his commentary, Mr.

Chinese Buy Up Israelite Nations

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According to a recent study, “Chinese nationals have become the largest foreign buyers of US property after pouring billions into the market in search of safe offshore assets… A huge surge in Chinese buying of both residential and commercial real estate last year took their five-year investment total to more than $110bn” (

NATO–Russian War Ahead?

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In April, “Russian warplanes conducted ‘simulated attacks’ on a U.S. Navy vessel in the Baltic Sea… repeatedly flying within 30 feet of the ship” (Military Times, April 13, 2016).

Canada Wildfire Continues To Burn

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For more than a week, the Fort McMurray wildfire in Alberta, Canada has burned, bringing a halt to up to a quarter of the country’s oil production! Over 100,000 residents of the area have been evacuated and 20 percent of homes have been destroyed in a fire that experts expect to take months to completely put out (BBC, May 8, 2016).

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