Category Archives: politics

Is Donald Trump the American Kurtz?

In the classic book, Heart of Darkness, which inspired the film Apocalypse Now[1], Joseph Conrad tells the story of Charles Marlowe who has been sent to Africa by an unnamed company to find one of its agents—Kurtz. Kurtz went deep … Continue reading

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Who won Trump’s press conference? Rupert Murdoch

As the public recover from their first experience with a Trump presidential press conference, we can take stock of what has happened. For Trump supporters, this was a masterpiece. This is what they wanted. This is what they want. They … Continue reading

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Will the next “Trump” unite all the dispossessed?

Trump has succeeded to a large extent because he appears to speak for those who feel dispossessed by the American political and economic systems. For the most part, though, that appeal has been limited to the White middle class. However, … Continue reading

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Keith Vaz and Political Coercion: Why now?

The news for Keith Vaz is devastating.[1] In the Sunday Mirror [2]it is reported that he is alleged to have hired male prostitutes for sex. The allegations[3] suggest that he is experienced in procuring their sexual services. The reports indicate … Continue reading

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Alexis Jay and the legal assassins

Alexis Jay is the fourth chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA). The three previous chairs were from the legal profession. The last chair Justice Goddard resigned. Critics have suggested she lacked the necessary skills to meet … Continue reading

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Why Theresa May will fail

Theresa May faces an impossible task, a task that all statesmen want to avoid for it is the highest difficulty. She has to reconcile a divided people to a new path, a path that offers doubtful rewards and uncertain chances … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz: The death of a political career foretold

On 20 July 2016, Ted Cruz killed his dream. He had wanted to become the President of the United States (POTUS). He wanted to be the Republican Party’s nominee. Now, neither of those goals will ever be fulfilled. When Senator … Continue reading

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Brexit, Leave, and the failure of crisis management

In the aftermath of the EU referendum vote, the Leave campaign believed that David Cameron would keep his promise and start Article 50. Article 50 is the formal notification to the EU that the UK will leave.[1] David Cameron, who … Continue reading

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The EU Referendum, Article 50 and the pious fraud of UK democracy

On 23 June, after a hotly contested, surly, and at times violent campaign, the UK voted to Leave the EU. The vote was clear 52% of the votes, based on 72% turnout, voted to leave. When the Referendum was announced … Continue reading

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Brexit and the damage done**

Article 50 is the next step except UK *still* wants to bluff The UK has decided. It has voted to leave the EU. The next step to leave the EU is to make an Article 50 application.[1] This is now … Continue reading

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