In an article titled “Second American Revolution: world gulps as Americans opt for fateful choice”, carried by The Sydney Morning Herald and written by Mark Kenny, the journalist observes how:
“We've just witnessed the second American Revolution. The first, between 1765 and 1783, was a bloody, cathartic affair that not only threw the British out, but created a new nation and eventually a new world. That country would come close to destruction through civil war a century later, but the USA would become the most militarily powerful and economically successful country in history — the quintessential great republic, and protector of allies.
But then he compares the past with the present and remarks that:
“On Tuesday, November 8, 2016 millions of Americans sitting largely on the "outside" of its enormous wealth, rose up against their political rulers to say, we want our country back, and we couldn't care less about your global values or the rest of the world. The advent of a protectionist, isolationist, Donald Trump presidency could be as significant in the long run of world affairs as the American Revolution, because Trump has a plan likely to weaken America — to effectively de-globalise its economy, wind in its foreign policy, pull backs its status as the preeminent global force.”
Alexander Domrin, Professor, Higher School of Economics(studio guest); Inderjeet Parmar, Professor of International Politics, City University of London, Chris Shipler, independent political analyst, Matthew Fisher, Foreign affairs columnist for Postmedia, Canada's largest newspaper group, and the Toronto-based National Post, commented on the issue.
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