Charles Richardson October 13, 2017 2 Comments
Scandal tarnishes the old parties in Austria, but some of the shine has come off the far right as well.
Charles Richardson October 9, 2017
Stop worrying about the Second Amendment, and worry about the culture that treats violence as acceptable and makes guns seem like a good thing.
Charles Richardson October 3, 2017 7 Comments
By forcibly attempting to prevent a vote on Catalan independence, the Spanish government plays into the nationalists' hands.
Charles Richardson September 28, 2017 1 Comment
Catalonia has no chance of getting a credible vote for independence this week. Kurdistan has already got one, but it's not doing it much good.
Charles Richardson September 21, 2017
Some thoughts on the problem of political extremism, from the birthplace of German republicanism.
Charles Richardson September 19, 2017
Recommending a survey article on tribalism in American politics.
Charles Richardson September 6, 2017 1 Comment
Britain's debate on the terms of Brexit seems to be producing a fundamental party realignment, as Labour commits itself to support of the single market. How far can this go?
Charles Richardson September 4, 2017
As Turkish membership of the EU disappears from the agenda, Angela Merkel can at least claim the virtue of consistency. But it remains a major policy failure.
Charles Richardson August 29, 2017 2 Comments
Australia scores well on a world survey of attitudes to immigrants, but the implications for political debate are not entirely clear.