If you thought the electoral appeal of populism was on the wane, think again. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in yesterday’s presidential runoff in Turkey is the latest evidence of its staying power. He extended his 20-year rule despite a cost-of-living crisis, a slumping currency and public anger over the bungled relief effort following February’sContinue reading “If you thought the electoral appeal of populism was on the wane, think again.”
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Telegraph Frontpage Saturday 2023 January 07
By Sam Hall a.o. Good evening. There is concern that the Duke of Sussex’s revelations about his time in Afghanistan may increase the threat level towards him. We have the latest as the Taliban responded to Harry’s disclosure that he killed 25 fighters while deployed in the country as a helicopter pilot. The big story:Continue reading “Telegraph Frontpage Saturday 2023 January 07”
Bloomberg Balance of power for 2023 January 04
Fundamental questions are raised about the Republicans’ ability to steer a chamber that must grapple with key issues such as raising the debt ceiling and funding the government of the world’s biggest economy as a global recession looms.
2023 Wednesday morning briefing January 04
January 4, 2023 By Natasha Frost Writer, Briefings Good morning. We’re covering the high price for Ukraine of responding to Russia’s drone attacks, and a provocative visit by a new Israeli minister. Ukraine has begun using searchlights to spot drones. Gleb Garanich/Reuters The costs of Ukraine’s defense Over the New Year’s weekend, Russia sent aboutContinue reading “2023 Wednesday morning briefing January 04”
The Week: looking at the 4th week of August 2022
August 22 Schiff says unsealing Trump search affidavit would put investigation at risk Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that unsealing the affidavit used to justify searching former President Donald Trump’s Florida home could put FBI agents and the government’s case over any mishandled classified documents at risk. The JusticeContinue reading “The Week: looking at the 4th week of August 2022”
Stories to read in the week of 2022 May 12 – 18
In a world of polar opinions and partisan press, The Week threads together every side of the argument to give you a clear, 360° view of the news, so you get to know what the world’s thinking without ever feeling trapped in a media bubble.
The MAGAs and the Man
Originally posted on Emanuel Goldstein:
Everyone who reads knows that historians who specialize in the twentieth-century totalitarian regimes are split on whether the new so-called populism of the once-and-future American dictator, and autocrats like him such as Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, is properly deemed “fascism” or not. Most say no,…