Germany’s leaders explain what happened and what’s next

Germany Decides: Bundestag election results - seats per Party

Summary: Germany’s elections might force a change in Germany’s so-far rock solid political system. Its elites are determined to radically re-shape its society. This shift in the balance of power might signal the rise of German opposition to this project. See what the key party leaders say; it is more revealing than any analysis. With … Continue reading Germany’s leaders explain what happened and what’s next

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Jonathan Swift explains the latest presidential debate

Summary: Rather than I add to the countless and pointless commentaries on the debate, here is a note from Jonathan Swift, one of the greatest political observers the West has ever produced. The politics of early 18th century Britain were much like ours. He describes our process for electing presidents -- which produced our two … Continue reading Jonathan Swift explains the latest presidential debate

An anthropologist looks at Brexit: The World Changed Overnight

Summary: Anthropologist Maximilian Forte looks at aspects of Brexit seldom mentioned by the news media, and its long-term significance (beyond the immediate tantrums by institutional investors and traders). This is a follow-up to yesterday's Brexit was logical, neither racist nor irrational.   The World Changed Overnight By Maximilian C. Forte From Zero Anthropology Posted with … Continue reading An anthropologist looks at Brexit: The World Changed Overnight

Brexit was logical, neither racist nor irrational

Summary: The campaign against Brexit featured fantastic predictions of doom (but seldom with much supporting fact or logic) and assertions that it was racist and irrational. Europe's elites resorted to these barrages of fear for good reason: the EU does so much for them. Here's a look at the costs to Europe's people, which journalists … Continue reading Brexit was logical, neither racist nor irrational