Summary of Robert Kagan’s Opening Speech at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum
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While many people today take the US-led liberal world order for granted, historically, the post-World War II period of international cooperation is an exception, not the rule. And, if recent trends – including Donald Trump’s unapologetically nationalistic rhetoric – are any indication, a return to the “old normal” is very possible. Robert Kagan is a historian and foreign policy commentator. getAbstract recommends his opening speech at the German Marshall Fund’s Brussels Forum to those who would like to understand why the liberal world order is unique and worthy of preservation.
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Robert Kagan is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, an author and a Washington Post columnist.