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France coming apart

France coming apart

April 29, 2017 at 10:30 am 0 comments

Here is an absolute must read before the second round of the French presidential elections on 7 May. It’s an article in City Journal by Christopher Caldwell, author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West. The subject of Caldwell’s essay is Christophe Guilluy and the “ComingRead More

Twilight of the democracies

Twilight of the democracies

September 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm 0 comments

When democracies fail to deliver, all bets are off. We stand on a threshold.  We are teetering on a brink. Something momentous is upon us.  Think December 26, 1991: the collapse of the Soviet Union. Think something on that scale. Think, furthermore, not of being onlookers at the fall of someone else’s world. Imagine,Read More

Toughest job in the world

Toughest job in the world

October 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm 0 comments

Even if Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has made the claim himself, you can rely upon the truth of it. A few dozen right wing activists, spoiling for a fight, gathered outside Ukraine’s national parliament.  A company of riot police had been drawn up in front.  The super patriots launched an assault. One threwRead More

Saving an imagined Ukraine

Saving an imagined Ukraine

August 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

Ukraine’s western friends can’t help until the blinkers come off. “Save Ukraine!” went up the cry from the columns of a most respected newspaper. On 20 July The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece entitled “Crucial Weapon in the Defense of Ukraine.” Its authors were Stephen J. Hadley, a former nationalRead More