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Posts on 08/21/19

Kurdistan Report: The Hidden Country

(Marga Jann, UK, 08/21/19 11:23 am) The Hidden Country, or Notes from the Field I responded to an email about a professorial job teaching architectural engineering in Iraq.  I did so more out of curiosity than seriousness of ...

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Italy`s Government Falls: What Now?

(Luciano Dondero, Italy, 08/21/19 7:29 am) Yesterday was a good day for the future of Italian democracy. The green-yellow government of Salvini-Di Maio-Conte has fallen after a political debate, which restored the Italian parliamentary ...

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Populism vs Liberal Capitalism

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/21/19 12:20 am) Interesting reflections on populism from José Ignacio Soler (20 August).  However, it seems to me that Nacho is missing the main point. Populism or whatever you may want to call it i ...

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Posts on 08/20/19

Origins of Populism

(José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 08/20/19 5:21 am) Comments from Tor Guimaraes and Jordi Molins on populism encourage me to further develop the discussion. In particular, it would be instructive to look at the possible origins of populism. As I ...

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Greenland is Not for Sale!

(Holger Terp, Denmark, 08/20/19 3:51 am) Danish politicians and media across the political spectrum are shaking their heads at Trump's comment about purchasing Greenland. As Greenland's Home Rule chairman Kim Kielsen clearly st ...

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Posts on 08/19/19

Mallorca and British Expats

(Timothy Ashby, Spain, 08/19/19 11:10 am) Rosemary and I have been at our house in Mallorca since July 11th, and have another two weeks before returning to the definitely "un-summery" weather in London.I wanted to share some ob ...

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Salvini, Populism, Neo-Fascism

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/19/19 6:28 am) José Ignacio Soler (17 August) asked whether Salvini's form of populism is a revival of Fascism. It depends on what one would call a new form of Fascism. The genuine origi ...

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Curse of Populism

(Tor Guimaraes, USA, 08/19/19 4:48 am) I agree with José Ignacio Soler's view (August 17th) that "developed nations enjoy higher and more standardized levels of education, lower levels of poverty and social inequalities, an ...

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A History of Greenland

(Holger Terp, Denmark, 08/19/19 3:59 am) I have a short history of Greenland here: http://www.fredsakademiet.dk/ordbog/gord/grønlands%2 ...

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Posts on 08/18/19

Trump Seeks to Buy Greenland

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 08/18/19 6:27 am) The Emperor's latest: He is trying (following Truman's attempt in 1946) to buy Greenland. By the way, Greenland is also proof of the alternating periods of hot/cold in the world, even i ...

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