Does the UK election mean anything for the U.S.?

(The original of this appeared on American Politics Made Super) As always, yes and no. Yes because the ideology of austerity-driven neoliberalism, that which is championed by Theresa May’s suddenly flailing government, is a major component of the ruling Republican Party in the United States. It’s what Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, believes in … Continue reading Does the UK election mean anything for the U.S.?

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The Forces Shaping the Critical French Election: Populism, Pride, and Prejudice

And why is it so critical?  Nothing less than the European Union is at stake - and with it, the geopolitical contract that has bound Germany and France together since World War II. After the defeat of anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders early this month in the Netherlands, it is reasonable to ask if populism as … Continue reading The Forces Shaping the Critical French Election: Populism, Pride, and Prejudice