Would Clinton Be More Equipped to Deal With Global Disorder Than Obama?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rally at St. Anselm College, Manchester, N.H., Oct. 24, 2016 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rally at St. Anselm College, Manchester, N.H., Oct. 24, 2016 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

In 2006, Time Magazine famously named “you”—the producers of user-generated internet content—as its collective person of the year. The following year’s choice was more orthodox: a head of state, Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The stark contrast between the historical implications of each selection might not have been fully appreciated at the time, but they stand out more clearly now. The first represents the anarchic diffusion of power from the state to the individual made possible by the advances in information and communications technologies. The second represents the major countervailing trend in global politics today, namely the return of authoritarian leaders concentrating […]

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