Why Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris as Vice President is a “good” thing…
United States – Why Joe Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris as Vice President is a “good” thing… – August 12, 2020
If I were a citizen of the United States and I had the opportunity to vote in a municipal or state election, I would certainly find a better candidate than Joe Biden or Kamala Harris on the ballot.
So why say that Biden’s choice of Harris as Vice President is a “good” thing?
Because of the state that the United States, this unfortunate nation, is in right now. It is an “unfortunate nation” because, like the pseudo-democracies of the … Read the rest
Statesmanship is back! China and Saudi Arabia
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José d’Acosta, a Jesuit, was a missionary in Peru and Mexico in the second half of the 16th century. His contact with the Aztec culture was the cause of his profound disarray. “What is the meaning of the abominable cruelty taking place every day in front of me?”, he wondered. One day, his enlightenment took place:”God, he said to himself, staged such a theater so that we could imagine what a world without him would be”.
Similarly, Mr. Donald Trump was given to us to prove the horror of a nation leader lacking all … Read the rest
Catalan leaders in court facing crimes of more than 30 years in prison, by Duncan Sutherland
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Disloyalty or Dissent?
Political dissent is still evidently constitutionally defined as disloyalty in some instances in Spain. Is this a sound basis for the rule of law in a democracy? Discuss with reference to the Spanish constitution of 1978 and the founding principles of the European Union.… Read the rest
A mail exchange about JP Morgan’s “The Euro area adjustment: about halfway there”, Europe Economic Research, 28 May 2013
From : Paul Jorion
Object : The Euro area adjustment: about halfway there
Date : 21 June 2013 21:33:20 UTC+02:00
To : Malcolm Barr, David Mackie
Good day MM. Barr and Mackie,
I’m writing to you as I receive several mails drawing my attention to the following paragraph of your recent May report:
“The political systems in the periphery were established in the aftermath of dictatorship, and were defined by that experience. Constitutions tend to show a strong socialist influence, reflecting the political strength that left wing parties gained after the defeat of fascism. Political systems around the periphery