Why the center holds, barely

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, February 25, 2016 “Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” It’s time to quote W.B. Yeats’s famous poem again. But this time, it really does seem that the political center is under intense pressure — from left and right — all over the Western … Continue reading

Britain resigns as a world power

By Fareed Zakaria Thursday, May 21, 2015 LONDON — On Monday, the Right Honorable David Cameron, prime minister of Great Britain, gave his first major speech after being reelected to his high office — once held by Pitt, Gladstone, Disraeli, Lloyd George, Churchill and Thatcher. Confronting a world of challenges — including Greece’s possible exit … Continue reading

The Center Holds

In Britain, even pain is popular. by Fareed Zakaria We’ve all seen the pictures of Britain’s chancellor of the Exchequer holding a tattered briefcase as he proceeds to Parliament to present the budget. The rest of the world has watched the event with some bemusement. It’s a typically British spectacle, complete with funny titles (why … Continue reading