Meanwhile, Around the World

Ian Buruma in “The End of the Anglo-American Order”, NYT Magazine, praises the post-world war “vision of democracy and freedom”. There is something to that. But only as long as they voted correctly; not for Allende in Chile, Muslims in Algeria, for Brexit in UK, for Duterte in the Philippines leaning away from the USA toward an Asian neighbor, China, for Erdögan in Turkey leaning away from the USA toward a European neighbor, Russia. And worst of all: not for Trump in the USA.