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Neoliberalism and socialism – compare and contrast

Neoliberalism and socialism – compare and contrast

If only the debate about (neo)liberalism was as intellectually engaged as the debate about socialism.

Election preview: Colombia

Election preview: Colombia

A left-right contest in Colombia puts in question the country's economic future and the continuation of the peace deal with its left-wing rebels.

Does monarchy help?

Does monarchy help?

Monarchy is topical this week. Some suggest that it can be a positive force to guard against despotism, but I remain sceptical.

Catalonia gets a government at last

Catalonia gets a government at last

A new separatist premier is elected in Catalonia, by the narrowest of margins. He seems unlikely to win any friends in Madrid.

Happy birthday, Dr Marx!

Happy birthday, Dr Marx!

Karl Marx turns 200, and the debate over his legacy is as lively as ever.

Not quite a revolution in Armenia

Not quite a revolution in Armenia

With the ruling party in disarray, the opposition edges towards power in Armenia.

Let's talk about neoliberalism again

Let's talk about neoliberalism again

If "neoliberalism" is a real thing, is it something we can blame the liberal thinkers of last century for? Or would they be just as troubled by it as we are?

Armenia scores one for democracy

Armenia scores one for democracy

People power succeeds in forcing Armenia's prime minister from office after a week of protests; fresh elections are on the cards.

Two elections and an

Two elections and an "election", plus more Trump and Brexit

This week's electoral news is from Paraguay, Turkey, Cuba, the United States and the United Kingdom.

A conservative crosses the floor

A conservative crosses the floor

In the fascinating politics of America's Supreme Court, Donald Trump's appointee shows he has an unpredictable streak.