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2012 Republican National Convention: Day 2

How America’s right wing is becoming a lot more like Britain’s

22 November 2014

   Washington DC Amid all the commentary about the Republican party’s triumph in America’s midterm elections, a remarkable fact was ignored: in style and substance, the American right is rapidly… Read more

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The wars that really are about the oil

30 August 2014

Is international conflict really just a fight over oil? It sometimes seems that way. In Syria and Iraq, the militants of the so-called ‘Islamic State’ sell captured oil while battling… Read more

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The age of turboparalysis

15 December 2012

More than half a decade has passed since the recession that triggered the financial panic and the Great Recession, but the condition of the world continues to be summed up… Read more

All right now

8 September 2012

From the US elections in November, the American left will be largely absent. Americans voters will choose between the forces of moderate conservatism, headed by President Barack Obama, and the… Read more