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.
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.
Charles RichardsonApr 18, 20171 Comment
Another victory for authoritarianism, this time in Turkey, but the closeness of the result conveys some hope for the future.
Charles RichardsonApr 17, 20173 Comments
A News Corp writer endorses the National Front. How many more will follow him?
Charles RichardsonApr 8, 20177 Comments
A Palestinian activist falls foul of the federal government's highly selective concern for freedom of speech.
Charles RichardsonMar 28, 2017
Bulgaria's election produces a very mainstream result, although the new government seems likely to rely at least partly on the far right. A small German state also gives encouragement to the mainstream parties.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20172 Comments
Like the Western Australians, the Dutch are fending off the far right. Having a democratic electoral system helps.
Charles RichardsonMar 10, 2017
Western Australia will be the first test of One Nation's support since its triumphant return to prominence last year. The Liberal Party appears to have learned nothing, either from the European parallels or from its own experience.
Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017
The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.