Tag: Donald Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Holding China Accountable

Politicians, as any political class, will nurse their favourite prejudice. And when there is a crisis, those prejudices will be fanned and praised to the heavens. For some politicians, who find the whole business of lockdowns and business restrictions all too much, someone has to pay for COVID-19. Australian Senator […]

Fauci Brigade

The Fire Fauci Brigade

The intemperate volcano that is the US President has done much to burn its way through prominent appointments. As the title of former GOP strategist Rick Wilson’s book goes, Everything Trump Touches Dies. There seem few more important individuals in the United States than Dr Anthony Fauci, and that, for […]

Trump Adapts US Energy Strategy

While most people are absorbed by the time-distribution measures of the epidemic, the Saudis are questioning the power of their American protector. A showdown between Riyadh and Washington, which was already disrupting the world economy before the spread of Covid-19. President Trump considered taking control of Saudi and Venezuelan oil, which apparently led him to forge new alliances.

Trump 2020

Trump’s COVID-Piracy Is A Revolutionary Act Of Economic Nationalism vs. Globalization

The US’ redirection of healthcare items such as masks and other crucial counter-COVID supplies from their original customers abroad to American citizens instead isn’t a modern-day act of “piracy” like it’s popularly being presented, but a revolutionary act of economic nationalism in defiance of globalization that revealed the true Neo-Realist […]

Pandemics And The Ordinary Business Of War

Pandemics And The Ordinary Business Of War

The twaddle of framing the confrontation of the coronavirus as a “war” has proven to be a cheapening, misguided exercise. France’s president Emmanuel Macron has deemed COVID-19 the “invisible, elusive enemy”, making it sound like an adept guerrilla specialising in sneak attacks. China’s Xi Jinping has gone for the language […]

Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston, South Carolina

Coronavirus Socialism For The Wealthy

When capitalism screeches to a halt and starts its old business of killing off the adventurous but weakened, the enterprising but foolish, those who initially benefited, shed tears. Losses mount, accountants tally up current and future losses. Huge profits somehow do not matter now, as the diminishing balances bite and […]