Today in the city Gallup 18.01.2018

Even in the age of Trump, Europe still takes its cues from America | Natalie Nougayrède

Yes, French and US feminists are different. But talk of a gulf between our continents is overdoneEurope’s Americanisation is ongoing. That may well sound paradoxical. So many transatlantic gaps have appeared in the age of Trump. This American president repels many Europeans, and in unprecedented ways. Many on the old continent seek solace in the contrast: perhaps Europe’s hour could be on the horizon? But it’s striking how European debates on issues such as racism and feminism are now so strongly influenced by movements across the Atlantic. In the realm of ideas and campaigning, Europe and the US are drawing closer, not sliding further apart. Related: It’s easy to sneer at Hollywood doing politics but the Golden Globes nailed it | Abi Wilkinson Continue reading...

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