President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama. The US president dialled up the rhetoric at the United Nations, saying his country would have “to totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. Photo: AP

Trump’s UN speech and Germany’s election show borders are back

Niall Ferguson says boundaries between countries are determined more by force than logic or democracy, and the rejection today of globalism by the likes of Donald Trump will only harm small nations

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President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Huntsville, Alabama. The US president dialled up the rhetoric at the United Nations, saying his country would have “to totally destroy North Korea” if forced to defend itself or its allies. Photo: AP
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