The British Government Is About to Fail on Coronavirus

Mar 09, 2020

Boris Johnson, the British prime minister who fancies himself a reincarnation of Winston Churchill, who talks of wars and battle plans and war rooms, and who has been pictured wearing something akin to a boiler suit, presides over studied inaction when it comes to the country’s coronavirus...

Europe’s Radical Right Can Help Johnson Get Momentum on Brexit Deal
Mar 04, 2020

Europe’s Radical Right Can Help Johnson Get Momentum on Brexit Deal

Is Twitter Killing the Written Word?
Feb 14, 2020

Is Twitter Killing the Written Word?

Boris Johnson’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters
Feb 13, 2020

Boris Johnson’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Brexit Is a Suicide Attack on the UK Itself

Brexit Is a Suicide Attack on the UK Itself

Feb 07, 2020

If I were the European Union, I’d be wiping my hands, sighing in relief and slamming the door after the United Kingdom’s long-delayed departure. Britain had been a noisy, pushy houseguest for 47 years, and it was only growing ruder. It spent the last three years hanging out in the foyer,...

Will 2020 Be Another Victory Year for Trump and Brexit?

Will 2020 Be Another Victory Year for Trump and Brexit?

Feb 03, 2020

In early 2017, Europe’s far-right parliamentary bloc met in Koblenz, Germany, to plot its political future. The meeting of the bloc’s leaders — which included Marine le Pen from France, Matteo Salvini from Italy and Geert Wilders from the Netherlands — took place shortly after the...

As the Fog of Getting Brexit Done Begins to Settle, What’s Next for Britain?

As the Fog of Getting Brexit Done Begins to Settle, What’s Next for Britain?

Jan 31, 2020

The week began with a tragic patch of fog in California, continued with the smoke-and-mirrors diplomacy of Donald Trump and Jared Kushner in the Middle East, and is ending with Boris Johnson kicking off his nation’s great adventure into the mists of the future, the great unknown. What’s the...

Living in a World Where Everyone Is Invited to Feel the Impact

Living in a World Where Everyone Is Invited to Feel the Impact

Jan 09, 2020

The year 2020 has started in the West as the year of maximum suspense. The various dramas of 2019 had built to a crescendo that seemed unrivaled in the sheer number of open questions with no obvious answer history had thrown into the arena. Everyone was aware of the conflicts and debates that...

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

What Will Be Left of Great Britain?

Dec 23, 2019

As the shock of the UK general election fades, many questions will take time to be answered. Not that the reelection of the Conservative Party led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson was a shock, but the size of his majority in Parliament was one that no Labour Party strategist had foreseen....

Where’s the Backlash Over Trump and Brexit?

Where’s the Backlash Over Trump and Brexit?

Dec 20, 2019

I dutifully got a shot this winter to inoculate myself against four different flu viruses. By exposing myself to weakened strains of these diseases, and preemptively suffering some mild flu symptoms, I can ward off the more serious consequences of a full-on infection and do my part to help stop...

Arise King Boris, Father of Brexit and Foe of Brussels

Arise King Boris, Father of Brexit and Foe of Brussels

Dec 17, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given Jeremy Corbyn a good old-fashioned thumping. The Conservatives won 365 seats out of 650 in Parliament, gaining 47. They smashed the “red wall” of solid Labour seats in northern England. The Johnson-led Conservatives achieved the highest vote swing...

Evil Genius Dominic Cummings Will Reeducate Britain

Evil Genius Dominic Cummings Will Reeducate Britain

Dec 17, 2019

Dominic Cummings, the UK’s answer to Steve Bannon, unveils the essential truth behind British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s victory in the general election. It’s all about the misplaced prestige of traditional education, which has no place in modern society. Education is not only overrated,...

Why Liars Win Elections

Why Liars Win Elections

Dec 16, 2019

The vast majority of voters got it right. They knew that Thursday’s election could only produce a meaningless result, and they acted in consequence. Although unambiguous, the result answers no questions, but opens up new ones. To anyone with an understanding of historical processes, the idea...

The Extremes Win Today’s Elections

The Extremes Win Today's Elections

Dec 13, 2019

The outcome of the election in the United Kingdom is just one more piece of evidence of a pernicious trend that has increasingly infested liberal democracies — extreme polarization. While it will take some time to get a complete picture of what happened, one thing is clear: The result of the...

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