Charles RichardsonJun 15, 20179 Comments
Emmanuel Macron is on track for a very big parliamentary majority. The centrist forces that in Britain swung behind Jeremy Corbyn had in France a genuine centrist to rally to.
Charles RichardsonJun 13, 20174 Comments
Theresa May was an unlikely front person for right-wing populism. Perhaps that's why she did so badly.
Charles RichardsonJun 5, 20175 Comments
Britain goes to the polls this week, in the shadow of terrorism, to choose between unreconstructed socialism and resurgent nationalism. It's an ugly situation to be in.
Charles RichardsonMay 29, 20172 Comments
Democracy is the friend of liberalism, not its enemy. Maybe it's the friend of neoliberalism as well, if only we could agree on what that means.
Charles RichardsonMay 25, 20172 Comments
The US Supreme Court strikes a blow against gerrymandering but also exposes the depth of its own partisan divisions.
Charles RichardsonMay 18, 20171 Comment
Debate continues on what it means to be a "neoliberal", but more people seem willing to accept that it's not always a bad thing.
Charles RichardsonMay 12, 2017
A report on "nanny state" policies in Europe doesn't send quite the message you might expect.
Charles RichardsonMay 4, 20173 Comments
The French left faces its moment of truth on whether to make a broad front against Marine Le Pen. The arguments for doing so seem overwhelming.
Charles RichardsonApr 29, 20171 Comment
Germany's far-right party deals itself out of political relevance, at least for the time being. Europe's leaders have some breathing space, if they know what to do with it.
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