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U.S. v. Europe: Is The Great Transatlantic Schism About To Happen?

As Donald Trump stares down NATO, we may be witnessing the dying days of the post-War alliance between Europe and the U.S..

Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde and Donald Trump attend the G7 Summit in Canada, on June 2018
Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde and Donald Trump attend the G7 Summit in Canada, on June 2018
François Heisbourg

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PARIS — Historians of the future may write that the 20th century ended on November 8, 2016 with the election of Donald Trump, though we should hesitate before giving such a singular importance to this grotesque and coarse man. Yet contrary to the image often assigned to him, Trump isn't simply a dysfunctional and capricious narcissist — and his presidency isn't just a bad parenthesis that will pass before things return to normal.

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García Márquez And Truth: How Journalism Fed The Novelist's Fantasy

In his early journalistic writings, the Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez showed he had an eye for factual details, in which he found the absurdity and 'magic' that would in time be the stuff and style of his fiction.

Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez reads his book

J. D. Torres Duarte

BOGOTÁ — In short stories written in the 1940s and early 50s and later compiled in Eyes of a Blue Dog, the late Gabriel García Márquez, Colombia's Nobel Prize-winning novelist, shows he is as yet a young writer, with a style and subjects that can be atypical.

Stylistically, García Márquez came into his own in the celebrated One Hundred Years of Solitude. Until then both his style and substance took an erratic course: touching the brevity of film scripts in Nobody Writes to the Colonel, technical experimentation in Leaf Storm, the anecdotal short novel in In Evil Hour or exploring politics in Big Mama's Funeral. Throughout, the skills he displayed were rather of a precocious juggler.

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