In today’s Debate, we turn the clocks back 100 years. In the 1917, the British pound ruled the markets, World War I brought Europe to its knees and the US embarked on the road to global superpower. Tsarist Russia was on the edge of a Bolshevik Revolution and the Ottoman Empire was the “sick man of Europe”. A changing world order then, and perhaps a changing world order now too. ‘Make America Great Again’ and Brexit: new cries for the nation-state of old?
Produced by Charles WENTE, François WIBAUX and Van MEGUERDITCHIAN.
Former chairman of the Black Caucus, Democrats Abroad
Author of Dirty Bertie: An English King Made in France
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs