Nationalist strongmen are products of a global crisis in capitalism

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Nationalist strongmen are products of a global crisis in capitalism

TURKEY has traditionally been America’s second biggest ally in controlling the tactically crucial Middle East, behind only Israel. This continued even after it abandoned secular militarism for an Islamist government. President Obama ranked Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Turkish equivalent, among his five most trusted world leaders. David Cameron promised to be a forceful advocate of Turkish entry into the EU. Erdogan’s “Islamic liberalism”, with its sweeping privatisations, cronyism, crackdowns on protesters and pro-American foreign policy, was lauded by Nato planners…

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Nationalist strongmen are products of a global crisis in capitalism