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America: the failed state

America's political rot is infecting the world order. This could be as big as the Soviet collapse

By Francis Fukuyama   January 2017

Trump addresses the 2016 Republican National Convention: "the greatness which Trump promises to regain will not be that which America used to imagine for itself" ©Action Press/Rex/Shutterstock

Donald Trump’s evolution from a buffoonish fringe candidate taken seriously by no one to the President-Elect of the United States is one of the most unexpected and traumatic events in recent US history. The effects…

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