NJ Lawmakers File Suit Against World order without America? 5 months ago   02:40

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NJ lawmakers are taking a stand against Gov. Chris Christie's plan to renovate the Statehouse in Trenton.

The plan calls for $300 million to be spent on the renovations to be paid for in bonds by the Economic Development Authority. The agency approved the financing last week without voter approval.

State Sens. Mike Doherty and Ray Lesniak and Kip Bateman filed a lawsuit on Monday, urging for more transparency and legislative approval.

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World order without America? NJ Lawmakers File Suit Against 5 months ago   00:00

At 11:00 AM on November 11, 1918, guns fell silent across Europe after four years of bloody conflict. The Great War had spanned the globe and eventually drawn in a reluctant United States. In 1918, the United States stepped forward as an economic and military leader of a nascent international order, only to withdraw its support. The world was soon set on a path toward the tumultuous interwar years and the eventual outbreak of World War II.

To mark the centennial remembrance of Armistice Day, Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Kagan and Columbia Professor Adam Tooze will discuss how those decisions and events unfolded, and how they affected the subsequent course of history, right up until today. The conversation will draw on Kagan’s latest book, “The Jungle Grows Back: America and Our Imperiled World” (Knopf, 2018), as well as Tooze’s “The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931” (Penguin Random House, 2015) and “Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World” (Penguin Random House 2018).

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