Preview: Inquirer Columnist - Trudy Rubin
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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:53:59 GMT
On edge about Trump's foreign policy
HALIFAX, Canada - The annual Halifax International Security Forum brings together senior Canadian, European, and U.S. military and civilian officials, and you can guess what was on everyone's mind this year:
Worldview: Hong Kong's struggle for democracy
Sometimes it takes a foreigner who is fighting for democracy to remind Americans of how much we take our system for granted. Such a wake-up call is particularly useful when we have a president-elect who admires strongmen and displays indifference to democratic norms.
Worldview: Which Trump will we get?
Who is the #realDonaldTrump?
The total disparities in how Americans answer this question are as stunning as the results of the election. We might as well be talking about three different personas - call them the Three Faces of Donald Trump.
Worldview: Trump's allergy to history
Living in Philadelphia, only blocks from Independence Hall, reminds me of Americans' astonishing good luck in our founding fathers, and in the institutions they devised. My awareness is magnified by travel to countries where people struggle for a fraction of the rights we take for granted.