Prof on U.S.-Swiss relations: We 'caved in every time'
With less than a week to go before the U.S. presidential election, we’re looking back at Switzerland’s relations with the U.S. It’s a story that starts out rosy. A Swiss immigrant, Albert Gallatin, was among the U.S. founding fathers. The American constitution then was an inspiration for Switzerland in 1848. But things got complicated as the U.S. became a superpower. Jurg Martin Gabriel is professor emeritus of political science at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich or ETHZ. He told WRS’s Jordan Davis that in the 20th century Switzerland found itself under pressure from the U.S. whenever there was a war: