UK: Sado-Austerity v. Moderate Social Democracy
- Glen Newey
This election was made, as Proudhon said of the 1848 revolution, without an idea, beyond that of bunkering the Tories in power and shielding them against blowback from Brexit. Their strategy assumed that people had made up their minds about the ...
The secret to Corbyn's success was rejecting PC culture as much as he rejected rabble-rousing populism
- Slavoj Žižek Σλάβοϊ Ζίζεκ Славој Жижек سلافوي جيجك
The fact that such an approach amounts to no less than a major shift in our political space is a sad sign of the times we live in. But it shows where we can go from here
Jeremy Corbyn, by Cun Shi, The New Yorker
The unexpected electoral success ...
Macron, not Le Pen, to turn state of emergency into common law
- Ramin Mazaheri رامین مظاهری
Emmanuel Macron very quickly made it official: He will introduce a bill which will transform extraordinary state of emergency powers into regular police practice.
According to Le Monde, which saw a leaked copy of the bill: “…almost all ...
Nostalgia and British Politics
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
Three days before the British election, The Independent’s headline title read: “Majority of British voters agree with Corbyn's claim UK foreign policy increases the risk of terrorism”
So, seventy-five per cent of Brits realise ...
'Sensitive' UK terror funding inquiry may never be published
- Jessica Elgot
Investigation into foreign funding and support of jihadi groups operating in UK understood to focus on Saudi Arabia
Theresa May with crown prince Muhammad bin Nayef during her visit to Saudi Arabia in April. Photograph: Saudi Press Agency Handout/EPA
Terror in Britain: What Did the Prime Minister Know?
- John Pilger
The unsayable in Britain's general election campaign is this. The causes of the Manchester atrocity, in which 22 mostly young people were murdered by a jihadist, are being suppressed to protect the secrets of British foreign policy.
Critical questions ...
Emmanuel Clinton and the revolt of the elites
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар
So in the end the West was saved by the election of Emmanuel Macron as President of France: relief in Brussels, a buoyant eurozone, rallies in Asian markets.
Outgoing French President Francois Hollande (R) looks at President-elect Emmanuel Macron ...
Times of change for French politics
- Jacques Sapir Жак Сапир
The first round of the French Presidential election results are quite surprising. We have seen Mrs Le Pen and M. Macron for the second round of this election. But two other candidates, M. Fillon (for the centre-right) and M Mélenchon (for the ...
But M. Macron, the Euro has already failed
The only question is: What do we do about it?
- Tim Worstall
Emmanuel Macron is one of those running to be the next French President. And as he does so he really needs to get up to speed with his economics. For he claims that the euro could fail within the next 10 years unless something is done about it. This ...
Iceland Is No Utopia
- Joanna Smith
I first visited Iceland two years ago and came home smitten; banging on about this geothermal, liberal paradise. Watching the news with me was a nightmare. If there was a story about corruption in British politics I would chime in with: “In ...