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So, farewell then, François Hollande

Charles RichardsonDec 2, 2016

France's president decides to bow out of a contest that seemed hopeless. But it's not clear that his party will do any better in his absence.

Fillon's triumph sets up a centre-left dilemma

Charles RichardsonNov 29, 2016

No surprises in the second round of France's Republican primary, but it foreshadows a fascinating presidential election in five months' time.

Republicans opt for Fillon

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.

Another Republican primary, this time in France

Charles RichardsonNov 20, 2016

France's centre-right opposition is voting to select a presidential candidate, amid differing views on how to deal with the threat from the far right.

The upside of Trump

Charles RichardsonNov 15, 20162 Comments

There's no reason to expect anything good from a Trump presidency. The best we can do is find some reasons why it might not be quite as bad as feared.

Responsibility for Trump: Part II

Charles RichardsonNov 8, 2016

Only so much responsibility attaches to party leaders; ultimately the voters are the ones who decide. In America they have decided to mostly stick with their respective parties, and nobody really seems to know why.

Responsibility for Trump: Part I

Charles RichardsonNov 7, 20161 Comment

Far too few conservatives have spoken out against Donald Trump, and even those that have need to look more searchingly in the mirror.

Libertarians vs conservatives – an update

Charles RichardsonAug 19, 2016

Young libertarians and conservatives attend another debate, and tell us what they think. It's interesting, and disturbing.

Two lectures, or how libertarians lost the plot

Charles RichardsonAug 8, 20162 Comments

The rise of Donald Trump shows why we can't rely on libertarians to defend liberty.

Racism and the Republicans

Charles RichardsonAug 3, 2016

Decisions on voting rights provide further evidence for the centrality of race to the Republican identity.

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