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Labour’s Stance on Brexit Will Be Crucial

Labour’s Stance on Brexit Will Be Crucial

by    John Bruton

The Labour Party is the dealmaker when it comes to Brexit. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. The worst possible outcome of Brexit for Ireland would be the UK crashing out of the European Union without a deal because Parliament cannot make a decision. The key to avoiding this disaster lies in the hands Read More

Winston Peters: From Populist Maverick to Elder Statesman

Winston Peters: From Populist Maverick to Elder Statesman

by    Hans-Georg Betz

Winston Peters’ New Zealand First has been a textbook case of how to combine populist rhetoric and nativist discourse in the service of political mobilization. Some 20 years ago, I coedited a book on The New Politics of the Right. The focus of the volume was on the adoption of populism by the radical right, Read More

Theresa May’s Brexit Ship Is Going to Sink

Theresa May’s Brexit Ship Is Going to Sink

by    Peter Isackson

Despite her titanic efforts, Theresa May’s ship of state has sprung some dangerous leaks. The idea of a coherent British government, unified around a shared vision of its own future and the destiny of the nation, has become increasingly impossible to imagine. The mere idea of finding a Tory leader capable of achieving a consensus Read More

Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee: The Legend Who Created Legends

Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee: The Legend Who Created Legends

by    KnowledgeWharton

In this opinion piece, Knowledge@Wharton’s technology and media editor, Kendall Whitehouse, looks back at the career of comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee, who passed away at age 95. Stan Lee was the most famous individual in the history of comic books — a testament to his talent as a writer and editor, Read More

It’s a Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

It’s a Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

by    Kourosh Ziabari and Robert Boynton

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Robert S. Boynton, director of the Literary Reportage program at New York University. Being a journalist is not an easy job. It has never been seen as an effortless and unproblematic profession. Journalists go to extreme lengths to report on sensitive and controversial issues in Read More

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