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The United States has elected a president whose understanding of American democracy is apparently limited to the fact that he won the Electoral College.Beyond that, however, Trump seems to have little respect for the Constitution's system of checks and balances, and the separation of powers among the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government. Nor does he respect America's "fourth estate," the press, which he has begun describing as the "enemy of the American people". Regardless of how the Trump administration ultimately performs, its first month of presidential decrees – or, in American political parlance, "executive orders" – can hardly be viewed as a triumph for liberal democracy.America has sometimes force-fed democracy to countries, or even delivered it at the tip of a bayonet. There are many reasons why liberal democracy seems to be in retreat around the world. Notwithstanding its currently toxic political scene, the U.S. still has one of the most successful democracies in history.Liberal democracy has outlasted its rivals in the past, and it will likely do so again.
North Korean appeasement
The trans-Atlantic continental drift must be addressed
‘America First’ means
Syria comes last
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