LA PASSIONARIA DI OKLAHOMA CITY

Dove puo’ arrivare Elizabeth Warren? Di giorno in giorno, la sua candidatura rosicchia punti percentuali a quella del capofila democratico, l’ex vicepresidente Biden. Nell’Iowa, di fatto, la Warren ha sorpassato Biden. La media dei sondaggi nazionali calcolata da RealClearPolitics assegna il 28,8 delle preferenze a Biden ed il 18,3 alla Warren. La senatrice del Massachusetts…

After Bolton, Chances of a Deal

The chanceries of allied countries in Europe must have uncorked quite a few bottles of champagne over the sudden disappearance of John Bolton, the third national security adviser of a Trump administration in constant turmoil. Bolton was not a friend of the European Union that he regarded as an impediment to strong foreign policies of…

Namibia: From brutalized colony to solid democracy

Germany is having an afterthought about its former colony where Otto von Bismarck ruled for 30 years massacring the indigenous Herero population. German tourists are now coming in droves to Namibia, a huge but sparsely populated nation on Africa’s southwest coast. Germany took control of the territory in the late 1880s after the British renounced…

A Populist Debacle In Italy

What has happened in Italy to the surprise, better still, the incredulity of Italians and foreign observers alike, is that sanity finally prevailed in a nation that had been snookered by a politician who had broken long-standing constitutional rules by pushing anti-immigrant actions and far right populist policies. At the end of the day, Matteo…

Il record delle stragi in America

Il massacro di Dayton, nell’Ohio, l’ultimo in ordine di tempo, e’ stato il 251esimo nel 2019, secondo la classificazione del Gun Violence Archive. In pratica, ci sono stati piu’ stragi di massa che giorni trascorsi in questo anno. E’ inevitabile quindi che il dibattito sulle cause delle stragi confluisca nella contesa elettorale del 2020. Ed…

The power to ignore Donald Trump

The opposition to President Donald Trump has an effective arrow in its quiver but does not know how to use it. It is the power to ignore him. There are signs that some are beginning to do it, starting with the Europeans who are imposing humongous taxes on American corporations, with France in particular levying…

Donald Trump e il fischio del cane

Se i democratici perderanno le elezioni presidenziali del prossimo anno, non ci sara’ bisogno di grandi analisi per individuare la causa. La risposta sara’ semplice: “the squad”, ossia la quaterna di giovani deputate i cui nomi sono sulla bocca di tutti: Ilham Omar, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortes, Rashida Tlaib e Ayanna Presley. La strategia di Donald Trump…