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A cliffhanger and a landslide, part II

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.

A cliffhanger and a landslide, part I

Charles RichardsonJun 13, 20174 Comments

Theresa May was an unlikely front person for right-wing populism. Perhaps that's why she did so badly.

An unenviable choice

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.

More about democracy and neoliberalism

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.

Cartographical fun in North Carolina

Charles RichardsonMay 25, 20172 Comments

The US Supreme Court strikes a blow against gerrymandering but also exposes the depth of its own partisan divisions.

Macron and the debate on neoliberalism

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.

Today in Eurosceptic hypocrisy

Charles RichardsonMay 12, 2017

A report on "nanny state" policies in Europe doesn't send quite the message you might expect.

Choosing democracy – or not

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.

It's not all bad news on European fascism

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.

Two follow-up notes about France

Charles RichardsonApr 21, 20172 Comments

Two additional comments to make following this morning's post on France: one on betting odds and the other on the dilemma of the Australian right.

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