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The Germany Illusion

The Germany Illusion –
Between Economic Euphoria and Despair
By Marcel Fratzscher
Oxford University Press – £25.49

Merkel’s declaration ”Wir schaffen das” is likely to be the sentence that defines her chancellorship historically. 566 more words


Personality counts in today’s politics, it’s time to deal with it

So Boris Johnson has been in a bit of trouble again, this time for spouting off about little cotton garments that a tiny proportion of the population choose to wear. 883 more words

Dealing With Populists

Old Blue Devil ~ Steve Tanham

Within the sky

You formed one day

I have you said

With dipping horn

Not gone away

Continue reading at Sun in Gemini


a free press needs you [reposted]

“Criticizing the news media — for underplaying or overplaying stories, for getting something wrong — is entirely right. News reporters and editors are human, and make mistakes. 36 more words


Remember the “ban” on populism?

Long-term readers may recall our posts from the year following the 2014 military coup, where the junta and its puppet agencies all but declared “evil populism” illegal… 337 more words

The Spectre of Democracy: Chinese Version

The link below is a Chinese translation of my short discussion on Thai inequality and political economy.

Read it here.