The Global Spotlight Is Now Shining Harshly on the U.S., and Will for a While

A Black Lives Matter march to protest the death of George Floyd, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 7, 2020 (AP photo by Gene J. Puskar).
A Black Lives Matter march to protest the death of George Floyd, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 7, 2020 (AP photo by Gene J. Puskar).
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For the past four years, the United States has been trending, as they say about social media, and not in a good way. It began with a presidential campaign in which Donald Trump, the eventual winner, called Mexicans rapists and showered playground insults on his Republican rivals. For most of the postwar period, an underrated secret of American power has been to avoid this kind of spotlight. It made other countries and their problems, and not the United States itself, the focus of global attention: human rights here, massacres there, famines, rebellions, coups and more. The global diet of news […]

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