Tag: democracy

Trump: The Point of No Return, by Simon Cooper

It’s now clear that Trump was not merely full of bluster during campaign mode but intends to realise as many of his promises as possible.

Trump as Singularity, by Roland Kapferer

The American election will not take place

Voter Volatility, by Alison Caddick

Casting a shadow on the received categories of Left and Right

Outrage by Noam Chomsky

Manufactured outrage and the hypocrisy of the West

Iraq and Our Democracy by Alison Caddick

If the non-response to the marches against the Iraq war in 2003 confirmed a disabling political cynicism in many people, today we witness the political fruits of two decades of aggression in the Middle East and its fallout.

What ‘Democracy’ Occludes

By Alison Caddick

Insult and Identity by Alison Caddick

By Alison Caddick

Killer Drones, Dieback and Democracy

Free speech and doublespeak at The Australian by Justin Clemens

Surrogate Democracy

"We live in a liberal democratic society in which democracy has come to mean openness to individuals’ personal rights and needs, with virtually no examination of what they might mean" writes Alison Caddick

Afghanistan: Gift or Grand Conceit?

It is beyond most Westerners to understand today how offers of democracy are really much more than this: there is a widespread incapacity to grasp the social assumptions embedded in our 'gifts' writes John Hinkson

Papua’s Fallen Leaders

Anyone who emerges as a leader of the West Papuan people is setting out on a dangerous path

The ‘Devil’ in Haiti

Victims of colonialist exploitation for centuries, Haitians need more than temporary aid. Aurélien Mondon on Haiti.