Charles RichardsonJan 13, 20171 Comment
Three points to make as a supplement to Monday's post on fake news and free speech.
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.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20174 Comments
Peter Singer suggests a partial remedy for the "fake news" epidemic, but it raises some deep problems.
Charles RichardsonJan 9, 20171 Comment
As the centre-right backs away from the European idea, the Greens are picking up some of the slack.
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.
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?
Charles RichardsonDec 4, 2016
A referendum in Italy and a runoff election are both tests of Europe's political future.
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.
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.