NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with journalist Anne Applebaum about the role of far-right political parties in European politics and what President Biden’s diplomacy might mean for them.


We’re going to begin the program today in Europe, where President Biden continues the first overseas trip of his presidency. The president is using this trip to try to repair relations with European allies frayed by the behavior and attitudes of the previous president, reassuring G-7 and NATO partners that the U.S. is ready to resume its leadership role, to recommit to global alliances and to fight for democracy. It’s a very different tone than the one taken by President Trump, who openly disparaged NATO and threatened to pull the U.S. out of the alliance altogether. Trump also openly embraced some of Europe’s most far-right and authoritarian politicians during his tenure.

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