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Putin's parliament

Charles RichardsonSep 20, 2016

Russia's Vladimir Putin secures, unsurprisingly, a large parliamentary majority, but courtesy of the electoral system as much as public opinion.

Spain, being Spain

Charles RichardsonSep 1, 20163 Comments

Spain's politicians continue their comprehensive failure to work with the parliament that voters have given them.

Libertarians vs conservatives – an update

Charles RichardsonAug 19, 2016

Young libertarians and conservatives attend another debate, and tell us what they think. It's interesting, and disturbing.

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Parties, elections and political ideas across the globe from an Australian perspective

An Australian postmortem

Charles RichardsonAug 11, 2016

The Senate will again reflect the variety of Australians' political loyalties rather well. The House of Representatives, rather less so.

Thailand votes for an uncertain future

Charles RichardsonAug 9, 2016

Thailand has a new constitution, but there was something less than a resounding vote of confidence in military rule.

Two lectures, or how libertarians lost the plot

Charles RichardsonAug 8, 20162 Comments

The rise of Donald Trump shows why we can't rely on libertarians to defend liberty.

Racism and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonAug 3, 2016

Decisions on voting rights provide further evidence for the centrality of race to the Republican identity.

How UKIP saved the world (sort of)

Charles RichardsonAug 1, 2016

Another way of looking at the Trump-Brexit analogy.

Race and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonJul 29, 2016

The history of the last fifty years in the Republican party shows how the conservative movement sowed the seeds of its own destruction. It's not clear how it can ever be rebuilt.

Spain, eighty years on

Charles RichardsonJul 20, 2016

Spain marks another anniversary, but the lessons of the civil war have a special resonance this year for the rest of the world as well.

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