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James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

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Once the world’s bastion of liberal, democratic values, Europe is now having to confront demons it thought it had laid to rest. The old pathologies of anti-Semitism, populist nationalism, and territorial aggression are threatening to tear the European postwar consensus apart. Journalist James Kirchick discusses the leaders who pushed for “Brexit;” examines how a vast migrant wave is exacerbating tensions between Europeans and their Muslim minorities; explores the rising anti-Semitism that causes Jewish schools and synagogues in France and Germany to resemble armed bunkers; and describes how Russian imperial ambitions are destabilizing nations from Estonia to Ukraine. With President Trump now threatening to abandon America's traditional role as upholder of the liberal world order and guarantor of the continent's security, Europe may be alone in dealing with these unprecedented challenges.This promises to be a provocative, disturbing look at a continent in unexpected crisis.

 

James Kirchick is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington and a correspondent for the Daily Beast. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Weekly Standard, the Wall Street Journal, and Foreign Policy. He lives in Washington, DC.

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James Kirchick | The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues, and the Coming Dark Age

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Date and Time:
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Address:
World Affairs Council of Oregon
1200 SW Park Avenue Third Floor, Hatfield Room
Portland, OR 97205
United States
Phone: 503-306-5252


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