Trump was the midwife of the Abraham Accords. The father was Ali Khamenei, the “Supreme Leader” of Iran, whose imperial ambitions started to force Arabs and Israelis into a historic realignment decades ago.
The contrast between President Eisenhower and the current occupant of the White House is stark. But in truth, few political figures since the beginning of the 1960s have conducted themselves in the dignified way Ike did.
If you liked the 1930s, you will love the 2020s. Again, it is crisis-overload: COVID, economic catastrophe, the assault on free trade, and the rise of illiberalism on the left and on the right. With the United States abdicating, who will answer the 911 calls?
Bernard-Henri Lévy, author of The Virus in the Age of Madness, joins Francis Fukuyama for a wide-ranging conversation on the global response to the pandemic, the challenges facing Western democracies, and what comes next.