Nixon at Trump, a half-century of imperialism, bellicose dollar

The art and manner of Donald Trump belong only to him. The 45th president of the United States, vindictive, and always unpredictable, has no ascendants, if not

Nixon at Trump, a half-century of imperialism, bellicose dollar

The art and manner of Donald Trump belong only to him. The 45th president of the United States, vindictive, and always unpredictable, has no ascendants, if not in the fiction bullies shakespearean or king Ubu. But on the bottom, there's nothing new under the sun: Trump continues to pursue the policy of all his predecessors to establish the supremacy of the dollar against all the odds.

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While the White House complains officially to the China of "manipulating its currency" and accuses namely Mario Draghi, the ECB president, of "bring down the euro against the dollar, the currency war is declared and it will have marked the summer of 2019. There is a precedent, as if the torpeurs holidays were prone to coups de théâtre geo-economic: the president Richard Nixon took advantage of the closure of Wall Street on this Sunday, August 15, 1971 ...

Updated Date: 16 August 2019, 00:00

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