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Conrad Black: America's resurgence is reshaping the world

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Almost indiscernible in the endless tumult about President Donald Trump is the objective return of American might, right on our doorstep. A casual sampler of the Canadian, and even the American, media, might think that the United States was so far along in its decline that the entire process of government and normal public discourse had broken down in that country, and that the much-discussed process of national decline was accelerating in a climate of virtual chaos.
In fact, the economy of the United States is astoundingly strong: full employment, an expanding work force, negligible...
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Why the World Bank President Has Always Been an American

Why the World Bank President Has Always Been an American

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With World Bank President Jim Yong Kim's early departure from his position, the international financial institution is now in the position of selecting a new president.
The occasion merits a review of why-despite its globally-minded name-the World's Bank's leader has always been an American.
At the end of World War II, the U.S. and European powers created two financial institutions as part of the Bretton Woods Agreement: the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. It was informally agreed that the U.S. would choose the head of the former, and Europe the latter.
During that time...
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