The change in the debate about foreign policy in Presidential campaigns in the U.S. represented by the proposals of G.O.P.’s candidate, Donald J. Trump, is the main point of an interview with Dr. Renee Buhr, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of St. Thomas. The interview was published on Monday by O Estado de S.Paulo.
When we say we live in a “global village”, most of us don’t know what’s going on in each house of that village. Sometimes many of us don’t even know what’s going on in our own house.
If it were not for the World Press Institute, I wouldn’t have the luxury to leave all my crazy work behind in China, soak myself into American politics (and parties) and talk about Clinton and Trump all day long.
Since the beginning of his campaign to be the G.O.P.’s candidate in the Presidential election, Donald J. Trump has already suggested to build a wall along the border to Mexico, to increase imports tax, stated that he would fight ISIS and that the U.S. should not defend its N.A.T.O. allies in case of an attack. In the view of Dr. Renee Buhr, associate professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of St. Thomas, Trump’s proposals represent a change in the debate about foreign policy in Presidential campaigns.
It’s a gray day afternoon and the weather app on my cell phone forecasts a strong rain in the following hours. Over a pedestrian bridge at 35 highway a group of some ten Trump supporters wave campaign flags and show signs with the slogan "Make America Great Again." Some of them are unsuccessfully asking drivers to honk. They seemed excited nonetheless.
I was still jetlagged when I arrived in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. It was something of a culture shock to arrive in the town center, and even the locals told me they had never seen anything like it. They had been warned for weeks to stay away, and most did exactly that. My editor was anxious and warned me to be especially careful, with a caution usually reserved for only the most extreme assignments.
One night in New York City I went to Strand on Broadway.
The first book I saw was Imagined Communities by Benedict Anderson with an out of print sticker on it. I instantly got nostalgic. It was one of the main books in my master’s thesis over ten years ago. So I bought it.
The roaring street is hung for miles with fierce electric fire. The ensemble of human intrigue, drama, power struggle and chaos is hard to overlook. In the urban landscape, amid straight lines and architecture or even its frenetic energy, people often lose themselves.