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The Future of Venezuela without a Legitimate Government

The Future of Venezuela without a Legitimate Government

by    Glenn Ojeda Vega

Nicolás Maduro has claimed victory in an election widely seen as a farce. As a result, the options to push for real political change in Venezuela are limited. On May 20, after months and years of domestic crisis, the regime of Nicolás Maduro finally held the long-postponed presidential elections in Venezuela. However, the sham exercise Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Cooperate” to Get Off

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Cooperate” to Get Off

by    Peter Isackson

In a culture that exalts competition, cooperation is a means of achieving competitive advantage. When money and politics meet, which is more often than not, the law tends to bend. An Associated Press article recounts the complex manipulations of two businessmen — George Nader and Elliot Broidy — who have not only engaged in shameless Read More

Erdogan Wants to Be Turkey’s Lone Strongman

Erdogan Wants to Be Turkey’s Lone Strongman

by    Conn Hallinan

The Turkish president may get his win next month, but when trouble comes, he’ll own it. When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for a presidential and parliamentary election on June 24 — jumping the gun by more than a year — the outcome seemed foreordained. After all, Turkey is under a state of emergency. Read More

Why We Should Worry about Italy’s Coalition Talks

Why We Should Worry about Italy’s Coalition Talks

by    Matteo Albanese

The two parties that are about to form the next Italian government are driven by a profoundly anti-democratic culture. Everywhere from Paris to London, Brussels to Lisbon, people want an opinion about Italian politics. This is not something new. Being Italian, you get used to this kind of curiosity about the country’s peculiar political scene. Read More

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Study” of Clickbait

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Study” of Clickbait

by    Peter Isackson

The real meaning of research is to survive in the attention economy. What would journalism be without the hordes of scientists who conduct studies of everything under the sun to reveal the hidden truths about human behavior and human health? For example, The Economist, as it reveals “new evidence” telling us that children are better Read More

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