TRUMPIAN CHAOS IN US FOREIGN POLICY: For Africa, Does it Matter? By Francis A. Kornegay, Jr.

The most well-known quote of Italian left-wing political theorist Antonio Gramsci goes, "The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum, a great variety of morbid symptoms appears." The words have been applied and misapplied to many situations and periods of history. But it remains an interesting insight, rooted in the idea that there is a kind of twilight period in the process of social or political change during which the normal rules and conventions seem to bounce around without logic.


America has reached an historically critical inflection point of conjuncture in foreign policy and domestic politics, both interlinked. In spite of the everyday TV Reality Show-like absurdity of President Donald Trump and his improbable presidency, a few things are worth noting:

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