Fair Observer Monthly: August 2023





Fair Observer Monthly is a chance for you to sit down, look back and think about the month past. A month lasts 28 to 31 days, a suitably appropriate time to take stock of the world. We publish daily on our website and we select some of our best articles every month in our e-magazine. We will give you context and multiple perspectives on issues that matter. We will inform and educate you. Fair Observer Monthly does what we promise: make sense of the world.

In this August edition, we have interesting pieces from around the world. John Bruton, the former Irish prime minister, examines the tortured legacy of Marshal Philippe Pétain. This hero of Verdun in World War I fell from grace when he led the Vichy regime during World War II. His life story remains important today. Kanwal Sibal, the former Indian foreign secretary, examines BRICS+, the new entity that has emerged after BRICS admitting six new members in its South Africa summit. We publish our usual suspects such as German economist Alex Gloy, mad scientist William Softky, Professor Ellis Cashmore, retired CIA officer Glenn Carle and editor-in-chief Atul Singh. We also publish an exciting new voice Nishita Malhan who is still in school and examines why Indians don’t talk about Africa. To look through many prisms and make sense of the world, read this monthly.

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Content of Publication

    Elective Dictatorship: Where Do New Dollars Come From? – Alex Gloy

    An Allegory About Unidentified Floating Objects – Ran Chakrabarti

    Israel Moves to Round Two of Its Democracy Stress Test – Gary Grappo

    FO° Talks: Make Sense of the 2023 Spanish Elections – Francisco Rodriguez-jimenez, Atul Singh

    FO° Exclusive: Make Sense of Israel’s New Tumultuous Judicial Reform – Atul Singh, Glenn Carle

    Spivs-in-Suits: Corporate Greed and Customer Abuse in “Rip-Off” Britain – Alan Waring

    Madonna’s Faustian Bargain for Fame – Ellis Cashmore

    Japan and Australia Cooperate in the South China Sea – Saume Saptaparna Nath

    France Grapples With the Painful Legacy Of Marshal Pétain – John Bruton

    How Latin America Should Handle the Lithium Boom – Alejandro Turino

    Time Is Far More Odd Than We Think – Stephen M. D. Day

    The Hidden Gem of a Mid-Century Modern Church – William Softky

    The Great Omission: Why Don’t Indians Talk About Africa? – Nishita Malhan

    Hostile Information Campaigns, Democracy and Free Expression in Finland – Joy Hyvarinen

    Will the New BRICS+ Be Able to Come Together? – Kanwal Sibal


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