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Neo-fascism, here and there: part II

Charles RichardsonMar 10, 20171 Comment

Like the Western Australians, the Dutch are fending off the far right. Having a democratic electoral system helps.

Neo-fascism, here and there: part I

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.

Another lesson for direct-election republicans

Charles RichardsonMar 7, 2017

The lesson of Macedonia is another belated vindication of Malcolm Turnbull's position in the 1999 referendum.

Northern Ireland slipping away

Charles RichardsonMar 6, 20171 Comment

Northern Ireland's election shows another fault line developing in the United Kingdom with a strong swing away from Unionism.

Macedonia debates being a country

Charles RichardsonMar 3, 20174 Comments

Populist ethno-nationalism runs afoul of democracy in the Balkans, as another directly-elected president goes rogue.

The Trump plan for Mid-East peace

Charles RichardsonFeb 16, 2017

Courtesy of both President Trump and the "facts on the ground", Israel and Palestine seem to be headed for a one-state solution. Is it time to accept that outcome and focus on making it work?

Switzerland says yes to immigrants

Charles RichardsonFeb 14, 20171 Comment

Switzerland's strict citizenship laws are relaxed slightly following a very convincing referendum victory. It's one sign that the power of xenophobia might be waning.

What Bernardi means

Charles RichardsonFeb 8, 20176 Comments

Cory Bernardi is an anomaly among Australian conservatives. That may lead to his rapid disappearance, or it may make him uniquely dangerous.

Australia's missing conscience

Charles RichardsonFeb 2, 20171 Comment

The Australian government baulks at condemning Donald Trump's barbarism, for fear that its own barbarism should be undermined.

Trump is the rearguard, not the vanguard

Charles RichardsonJan 23, 2017

A study of opinion shifts during Obama's time in office argues against the idea that Trump and the Republican Party have history on their side.

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