Philip Stephens

  • There are moments in history when the impossible suddenly becomes the inevitable. The European leaders attending the latest in the long procession of Brussels summits to save the euro could do worse than reflect on one of these break points.The other day I heard a distinguished former ...

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  • Not so long ago consecutive summits of the western powers would have called the world to attention. Nowadays, these gatherings call attention only to how fast and far the west has fallen. If one were looking for a metaphor for a decade of decline, there have been few more telling than the latest ...

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  • The temptation is to shrug ones shoulders. Efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestinian conflict have hit another impasse. Whats new? We have been here for a generation. The world still turns. The Americans can try again after next years presidential election. Whats new is the Arab spring. Anyone who ...

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