‘But what about the railways …?’ ​​The myth of Britain’s gifts to India

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Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Shashi Tharoor The Guardian Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental? Many modern apologists for British colonial rule in India no… ‘But what about… Read More »

Humanity’s problem with Germany

Daily Sabah

Germany is behind the EU’s indecisiveness in an unpredictable economic and political crisis today. Celim Ertem Daily Sabah Germany’s direct and indirect intervention in Turkey’s political process nowadays is undoubtedly a result of the policy of indirect annexation it initiated in the early 1990s. The year 1989… Humanity’s problem with… Read More »

EU citizens have a right to live in the UK – let’s keep it that way

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The 3 million EU citizens living in this country make an important contribution. Harriet Harman The Guardian I urge Theresa May not to try to overturn their right to remain During the debate… EU citizens have… Read More »

Europe’s future: Small steps rather than big dreams?

Europe - BBC

How do you celebrate in a time of acute anxiety, how do you party in the midst of a family divorce and how do you mark an anniversary when allies predict your demise? Gavin Hewitt BBC News Europe does not know but less than three weeks’ time, on 25 March, its leaders will gather in the Piazza del Campidoglio, the square designed by Michelangelo to try to answer those questions. They will be… Europe’s future: Small… Read More »

A Polish plan runs into economic reality

Poland - AEI

Since he joined the Polish government in November 2015, first as minister of development and later also as minister of finance, Mateusz Morawiecki has been extremely critical of the legacy left by his predecessors. Dalibor Rohac and Martin Miszerak AEI His criticisms are not unfounded. Yet his own… A Polish plan… Read More »

Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: a 2400-year-old text that explains Trump

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Forget modern dystopian novels. Greek history offers a far better guide to today’s US… Mark Thomas The Age Donald Trump has provoked an unlikely boom in a few market niches: for the makers of red baseball caps, among late-night comedians, and for those who own the royalties to dystopian… George Orwell’s 1984 has… Thucydides’ History of… Read More »

Why the French elections will change the face of Europe

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The result of the upcoming French election will either force the EU to take a giant step backwards or rejuvenate it. Remi Piet Al Jazeera News In less than two months, French people will elect their new president. This vote will… Why the French… Read More »

Europe’s Silicon Valley problem

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Why doesn’t Europe have its own Silicon Valley? Dalibor Rohac AEI After all, the old world has plenty going for it: good universities, a large talent pool and lots of startups. Many important innovations… Europe’s Silicon Valley… Read More »

Will China and the EU team up against Trump?

Asia Times

Regardless of their many disagreements, China and the European Union appear willing to team up against anti-globalist and anti-systemic forces that, they argue, threaten world stability. Emanuele Scimia Asia Times Exchanging views with French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve in Beijing on February 21, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed that Europe was an important pole in the multipolar world that China was committed to building. He then added… Will China and… Read More »

The New Media World Order

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In only a few months, the content of the Western national and international medias has undergone profound change. Thierry Meyssan Voltaire We are witnessing the birth of an Entente about which we know almost nothing – neither the real initiators, nor the real objectives – but whose direct anti-democratic consequences can be noticed immediately. The West is… The New Media… Read More »

Anti-democratic practices in EU

Daily Sabah

Lately, some EU countries have been engaging in a flurry of ugly practices. Ozan Ceyhun Daily Sabah Some EU countries that accuse Turkey of being anti-democratic are now displaying various anti-democratic practices. By resorting to… Anti-democratic practices in… Read More »

What Europe’s New Nationalists Want Is Not To Be Ashamed Of Their Heritage

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The new nationalism sweeping Europe is driven by a desire for something more concrete than the illusory promises of globalism. John Daniel Davidson The Federalist Europeans want a narrative. Politicians for Germany’s… What Europe’s New… Read More »

Turkey’s Erdogan accuses Germany of ‘Nazism’ amid row over rallies

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during a Women's Day rally in Istanbul, Turkey, March 5, 2017. REUTERS/Murad Sezer - RTS11IUT

What good is it if a man gains great political power but permanently loses his country and its international partners? Barin Kayaoglu Al Monitor Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might soon find out. Erdogan is running… Turkey’s Erdogan accuses… Read More »

French take to the street, banging pots to decry corruption

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Paris: Banging pots in anger, several hundred people in Paris are protesting corruption in French politics as the two leading presidential candidates face legal… The Age AP Left-wing activists and other frustrated voters gathered on Sunday at Place de… French take to… Read More »

Germany and post-modern fascism

Daily Sabah

All German authorities are currently doing with their contradictory decisions is just appeasing post-modern fascists in the EU Mahmut Ovur Daily Sabah Anti-Turkey sentiments have been on the rise among European Union members, including in Germany, the organisation’s economic powerhouse. Islamophobia and xenophobia… Germany and post-modern… Read More »

Trump’s Russophiles under investigation, Europe remains ‘en garde’

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Last Friday U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the ongoing FBI probe of the case of the Russian interference in the US Presidential elections favoring Donald Trump. Dennis Kefalakos European Sting He said “I have recused myself in the matters that deal with the Trump campaign.” Last September, the… Trump’s Russophiles under… Read More »