Jon Emont's Blogs

  • Covering the World in the Trump Era

    For American foreign correspondents, it’s become a familiar refrain: It’s difficult to get stories placed in the Trump era. Right now, Washington, DC, might just be the most exciting correspondent’s post in the world. It used to be that American readers who wanted colorful tales of deep-seated ideological clashes, winner-takes- all politics, and large-scale ineptness would be forced to turn to the international pages. But now that American democracy is at a major inflection point (or, less optimistically, has just passed a major inflection point), all the drama that a reader would once have had to find in chaotic democracies like Nigeria, Indonesia, or Israel can now be found right at home. And when there is chaos in the United States – the world’s largest economy and primary backer of the global liberal order – it matters...

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