Being in control of a sinking ship is not enviable. Regulations previously passed have a museum feel to them, distinctly obsolete. Directions, once dictated with confidence, lack timbre. Coronavirus is serving as that most wily and cheeky of agents, with the most appropriate of accomplices: Homo sapiens. Human beings are […]
One noisy theme in the Donald Trump Disruption Show in an otherwise chaotic assemblage of messages has remained fairly constant: winding back US troop commitments. The US has fought its complement of wars, bloodied and bloodying. Time to up stakes and head home. It was a message that sold in […]
It’s about time that Trump cracked down on the spree of urban terrorism that’s rocked many of America’s main cities over the past two months since his failure to ensure security has made it impossible to promote the country’s socio-economic development and safeguard citizens’ rights, but by doing so, he’s […]
There was a time when President Trump’s personalised diplomacy seemed a hydra-headed phenomenon with tentacles reaching far and wide. He engaged such diverse politicians — from Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-Un to Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, from Mohammed bin Salman and Recep Erdogan to Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel. […]
The Victorian Premier turned up for his weekend delivery of coronavirus infections, gruffly delivering the news. It has become grim if compelling viewing: the announcement about the next spike in coronavirus infections, the next gruesome statistical spread on transmission. On Sunday, Daniel Andrews had a pose that has become legend, […]
Trump’s recent claim that Biden is “brainwashed” by the most radical members of his party is wrong since the visibly senile candidate is incapable of thinking for himself, which is actually why he was chosen as the party’s front-runner since he’s destined to be a puppet implementing the “deep state’s” […]
Moscow has a way of signalling to the White House on critical issues from time to time through public statements calibrated to catch President Trump’s attention. It happens usually on Sundays such as on July 11 when the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov transmitted a complicated signal which pointedly called attention to […]
For the past three years, a profound protest has been heard throughout France. It has taken on hitherto unknown forms. Claiming to be a republican ideal, it is questioning the way in which political personnel serve the institutions. Faced with it, the President of the Republic monkeys a dialogue that he manipulates at every stage.
I am reminded of the story of Trump’s 2016 campaign period in Detroit, where in my opinion, he was sensitive enough to understand the situation and build a narrative with language that was easy to understand to react to it. Donald Trump, at the Detroit Economic Club, 2016, in the […]
Concepts such as the Sicilian Mafia or Irish Mafia in the US have been in the American subconscious for a long time, since the story of these groups stretches back almost a century and a half. But, in recent years, a new, seemingly persistent term has come into use in […]
Over and over again, empirical data shows that it is possible to achieve high levels of human welfare without high levels of GDP with significantly less pressure on the planet. How? By sharing income more fairly and investing in universal health care, education, and other public goods. When it comes to delivering long, healthy, flourishing lives for all, this is what counts — this is what progress looks like.
By most accounts, the response of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to the coronavirus pandemic has been abysmal. When the architect of the response himself catches the virus, he is either a more informed person for his sin or a buffoon in need of serious chastising. In June, the prime […]