COVID-19 Makes Johnson and Trump Reject Thatcher and Reagan

Mar 31, 2020

In 1978-79, the United Kingdom experienced the winter of discontent. Trade unions around the country went on strike. On January 22, 1979, the UK experienced the largest strike action since the General Strike of 1926. Even gravediggers and waste collectors joined in, leaving corpses and...

Why It’s Taking Britain So Long to Tackle COVID-19
Mar 23, 2020

Why It’s Taking Britain So Long to Tackle COVID-19

John Maynard Keynes Comes Out of Hiding in the UK
Mar 18, 2020

John Maynard Keynes Comes Out of Hiding in the UK

Getting Ready for a World Without Sports
Mar 17, 2020

Getting Ready for a World Without Sports

Business Is Brisk in MENA Arms Trade

Business Is Brisk in MENA Arms Trade

Mar 16, 2020

Other sectors of the world economy may be suffering but the arms industry continues to do a roaring trade, and nowhere more so than in the MENA region. In its annual report released on March 9, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), notes a dramatic increase in...

The British Government Is About to Fail on Coronavirus

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...

The New Man in Fascism Past and Present

The New Man in Fascism Past and Present

Mar 05, 2020

“The trenchocracy is the aristocracy of the trenches,” declared Benito Mussolini on the pages of Il Popolo d’Italia in December 1917. Reflecting on the new type of man emerging from the war, he went on: “What an immense moral force is contained in the patriotic spirit of those who come...

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

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

Mar 04, 2020

This week, the delegations of the European Union and the United Kingdom started the institutional meetings concerning the Brexit deal negotiations. The transition period during which the two sides may possibly find an agreement on a variety of issues — almost everything from trade to...

Boris Johnson’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Boris Johnson’s Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Feb 13, 2020

Business Insider reminds its readers about Boris Johnson’s incredible plan to physically unite Scotland and Northern Ireland by building a 22-mile bridge between them. The article bears the title, “Boris Johnson is deadly serious about building a £20 billion bridge between Scotland and...

Responding to the Resurgent Radical Right

Responding to the Resurgent Radical Right

Feb 13, 2020

Since the diminishing of the British National Party (BNP), there has been a lack of political representation of the extreme right in the UK. The consequence of this has been an increase in street-based activity by non-political organizations like the English Defence League (EDL), Britain First,...

Does “Positive Thinking” Have a Place in Politics?

Does “Positive Thinking” Have a Place in Politics?

Feb 10, 2020

To make money in the world of self-help books, being realistic and balanced, and where failure is accepted as a good thing, will not work. It seems that the leaders of America and the United Kingdom have cottoned on to this. It is well documented that Donald Trump is a big fan of the...

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,...

Made in Britain: Understanding the Realities of Radicalization

Made in Britain: Understanding the Realities of Radicalization

Feb 06, 2020

Sudesh Amman, a first-generation Sri Lankan Muslim, was shot dead on the streets of south London by undercover police officers on February 2. Released less than two months after serving half his sentence, Amman attacked three people with a knife he had purchased moments earlier. Questions are now...

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...

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