Can liberal democracies survive identity politics?

Can liberal democracies survive identity politics?

Almost two decades ago Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the victory of liberal democracy. Today he’s seeing the system shattered in large part by identity politics—the subject of his latest book.  Identity politics describes when people adopt political positions based on their ethnicity, race, sexuality or religion rather than on broader policies. Though it started on the…

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‘They’re in the final strokes’: Canada and U.S. make key concessions as deadline looms, sources say

‘They’re in the final strokes’: Canada and U.S. make key concessions as deadline looms, sources say

Canada and the U.S. ended weeks of intense bargaining Sunday with a last-minute trade deal that gives American farmers major new access to the dairy market here, but preserves a dispute-resolution system the United States wanted killed. The deal capped a frantic weekend of negotiations and includes several provisions to “rebalance” the North American trading…

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A tie-up is mooted between Emirates and Etihad

A tie-up is mooted between Emirates and Etihad

AVIATION geeks have few more enjoyable hobbies than speculating which airlines will merge next. But last week brought news of one potential deal worth taking seriously. On September 20th Bloomberg, a news service, reported that Emirates of Dubai is looking into taking over Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of neighbouring Abu Dhabi, a merger which…

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