Musings on world affairs

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Martin Luther King

The Italian Job

The Italian Job

As we are changing Prime Ministers with the same frequency as Italy, our reputation as a country to be taken seriously on the world stage is at risk. An Italian Job is not good politics!

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

The American mid term elections had a little bit of everything for everybody. It will curb some of the worst excesses of Donald Trump, but it may also get a lot uglier before it gets any better.

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The Naked President

The Naked President

The problem with Trump is not Donald Trump. The really scary part is that nobody is standing up to him.

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We need to talk (about) Turkey

We need to talk (about) Turkey

Democracy is under threat. From Vienna to Washington, Caracas to Istanbul, men with scant regard for the institutions that uphold democracy have been elected, threatening civic freedoms not just in their own countries, but setting dangerous precedents for others to follow. Could it happen here?

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Now that we know…

Now that we know…

Now that we know that a “man” who regularly expresses the most vile sentiments has been elected president of the most powerful country in the world, what will happen next? A few days have passed and like so many others I have read countless opinion pieces and their...

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