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Update on fake news

Charles RichardsonJan 13, 20171 Comment

Three points to make as a supplement to Monday's post on fake news and free speech.

Death claims two presidents

Charles RichardsonJan 12, 2017

Portugal and Iran each lose an elder statesman. One brought democracy to his country, the other helped to edge it in that direction.

Fake news and free speech

Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20174 Comments

Peter Singer suggests a partial remedy for the "fake news" epidemic, but it raises some deep problems.

The normalisation of Europe's Greens

Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment

As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.

What does Israel want?

Charles RichardsonJan 5, 20171 Comment

The season of peace and goodwill has produced little of either in the Middle East. But as a negotiated peace between Israelis and Palestinians looks ever more remote, no-one seems willing to spell out the alternatives.

The republic and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonDec 24, 2016

A republic threatened by the tensions of empire and the rise of authoritarian demagogues. Now, where have we seen that before?

Italy, Austria and the authoritarian dilemma

Charles RichardsonDec 4, 2016

A referendum in Italy and a runoff election are both tests of Europe's political future.

Death of a dictator

Charles RichardsonNov 28, 2016

The death of Fidel Castro would be a good opportunity for reflection on some serious issues. Instead, many on both sides have embarrassed themselves.

Republicans opt for Fillon

Charles RichardsonNov 23, 2016

François Fillon, whether you think of him as a liberal or conservative, is now the odds-on favorite to be the next president of France.

The upside of Trump

Charles RichardsonNov 15, 20162 Comments

There's no reason to expect anything good from a Trump presidency. The best we can do is find some reasons why it might not be quite as bad as feared.

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