Weekly Magazine - 19 January 2017
# 133
The Year of the Rooster
As America retreats, will China seize the global spotlight?
A new era
On January 20, Donald J. Trump enters the White House, starting a new era in American politics and, from everything we have seen, foreign policy. The world will be watching as the businessman-turned-politician makes his first decisions in the Oval Office. Many a challenge awaits: Republicans at home have already started to repeal the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which could leave up to 20 million people without health insurance; abroad militant groups like Islamic State (IS) continue their brutal rampage. 
Is mass surveillance the price we must pay for a safer society?
“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,” Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. But the US founding father did not live in the age of Islamic State and al-Qaeda, nor of lone wolf Islamist and far-right radicals with access to the means of committing mass atrocities on civilian populations. Given the disturbing frequencies with which such attacks dominate the headli [...]
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