Orbán and Le Pen: breaking the EU’s cordon sanitaire? Published on April 11, 2017 in Politics/Society by Daniel Leon Empires don’t fall by peripheries breaking away; their downfall comes when the core melts. Keep Reading No comments Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest You might be interested in Divisive Nationalism in today’s world Is the unraveling of democracy near? Is there a globalized racism epidemic? Or are people's fears and prejudices of America’s Pegida "In America, Donald Trump has climbed to the top of the early polls for the Republican nomination. And in Germany 3 key factors in the French elections Sunday From the elections to be held across Europe this year, none are so transcendental - or so uncertain.