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What is often labeled the democratic deficit in governance of the EU is not a a flaw or bug in its architecture, it is a design feature. European integration “was essentially an elite project, pursued at a distance from the daily concerns of the national populations in Western Europe.”
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldPolitics from hudson.org
Transcript: Is There a Future for the American Middle Class? - by Walter Russell Mead. The greatest divide in Western societies is between what I call the college-educated overclass. I think at this point, the parties are equally distant from mainstream public opinion on many areas.
5 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from hudson.org
US begins extraterritorial criminal law enforcement for sports doping in other countries. Also reveals that journalists are in on the plan behind the scenes, not informing their readers. "Obviously, the US is the global sheriff"
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from hudson.org
Making a Killing | Ep. 1: An Introduction to Global Kleptocracy and Corruption. Every year, trillions of dollars are siphoned out of the developing world and laundered through tax havens into Western financial centers.
7 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldPolitics from hudson.org
Memos examining the challenges that political, military, and business leaders must contend with today to ensure a secure, free, and prosperous world tomorrow. "Their determination to demonstrate success and vanquish the forces of national populism during Biden’s presidential term is palpable."
A Close Look at Egypt’s Relentless Abuse of Coptic Christians. Despite their heritage, as a religious minority in a Muslim-majority state, the Copts have lived for centuries under the dhimmi status spelled out in Islamic Sharia law. Simply put, that means they are treated as inferior citizens.
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from hudson.org
Why I’m a Zionist. Jewish culture is an invaluable inheritance that only in the Land of Israel, in a state with a Jewish majority, can be developed fully and perpetuated reliably. (isn't this the idea of the racist alt-right ethnostate?)
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from hudson.org
Carnegie's apology for support for eugenics reveals that the NAACP actually sponsored contests to highlight eugenically superior Black children. They “viewed racial difference as insignificant, but adopted more fundamental notions about distinctions between ‘fit’ and ‘unfit’ people,”
8 months ago by Chipit to /s/politics from hudson.org
Buying Power: How China Co-Opts the UN. On Xi’s watch, China has become the second-largest contributor to the UN General Assembly and Peace-keeping budgets, secured the fawning allegiance of the World Health Organization and taken charge of four other specialized UN agencies.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldPolitics from hudson.org
Cambridge Academics Rightfully Reject “Respect” - by Paul Marshall. It is not often that an intra-university dispute on whether to ask for toleration rather than respect gets international press coverage.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/Education from hudson.org
Brutal Jihadi Attack on Indonesian Christians Stirs Renewed Fears of Persecution
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from hudson.org
No, Trump Should Not Pardon National Disgrace Edward Snowden. Evidently, Snowden was that guy who inappropriately “replies all” on emails and even worse, he tried to get his boss in trouble. He didn't even try the legal whistleblower channels, and we know what Obama did to anyone who tried that.
9 months ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from hudson.org
Secular Myopia Warps the West’s View of Nigeria. There is widespread resistance among many Western elites to recognize the religious element of the Muslim Fulani attacks on predominantly Christian villages, people, and churches.
10 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldPolitics from hudson.org
Europe’s Century of Crises under Dollar Hegemony: A Dialogue on the Global Tyranny of Unsound Money. The pandemic has triggered a further radicalization of US monetary policy. Europe has moved in the same direction as the United States, but for its own reasons.
11 months ago by Chipit to /s/WorldPolitics from hudson.org
Even this American-led, only relatively liberal order came at the price of death and misery, unreasonable military spending, an enormous human carbon footprint, and a global market capitalism that resulted in a financial crisis and an eroding civil society surrounded by crumbling infrastructure.
The Fed's Latest Lie: It Can Make Everything Go Back to Normal. The Fed Emperor’s New Clothes Show is a continuous comedy without laughter. The latest act, the virtual Jackson Hole conference (August 27), was dreadful.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/finance from hudson.org
Joe Biden, Union Buster - by Mike Watson
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/politics from hudson.org
It is impossible to understand the CPC if we do not take history, ideology and the power of self-serving narratives seriously. It has two main conceptions of itself: as the heir to the Chinese civilisation’s imperial and dynastic past, and as a Marxist-Leninist communist organisation.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/WorldPolitics from hudson.org
China-India Border Clash: What’s Behind China’s Belligerence? "China has been or has become alarmed by India’s bold proactive tendencies in recent times. This includes New Delhi reaching out to Taiwan, restricting Chinese foreign direct investment, and stripping Jammu and Kashmir of autonomy"
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/OpinionPieces from hudson.org
On the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, it is worth taking a closer look at how China’s hardliners exploited that event to oust reformers who had been sympathetic to the demonstrators. How did they use it to transform China’s relations with America by blaming Washington?
U.S. May Never Restore WHO Funds. Hallelujah.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/WorldNews from hudson.org
An advocacy group ironically calling itself “Free Press” wants to muzzle American broadcasters in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. No, that’s not a joke.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/censorship from hudson.org
Is the World Ignoring a Christian Genocide in Nigeria? the story is also nearly always the same: heavily armed jihadis suddenly appear in the dead of night. They attack house after house, breaking down doors, shouting Allahu akbar. They shoot who they find. They rape, mutilate, and murder women.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/news from hudson.org
Time for the U.S. to Declare Independence From China. From N95 face masks to ventilators to essential pharmaceuticals, America is dependent on China.
The Atlantic deliberately misunderstood National Conservatism in order to smear it.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/MediaAnalysis from hudson.org
Europe Is Thinking Harder About Divorcing America. Yes, please, faster if at all possible.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/Europe from hudson.org
Transcript: A Conversation with Ambassador Nikki R. Haley. Ambassador Haley was one of the most effective American representatives at the United Nations in decades.
1 year ago by Chipit to /s/podcasts from hudson.org
Walter Mead: Europeans Try to Have It Both Ways
Pelosi, Schumer Are Bitter Trump Implemented Their Trade Ideas
The JCPOA was the instrument Obama used to secure the administration’s ultimate goal—realigning U.S. interests with those of Iran. For the U.S. to be able to minimize its footprint in the Middle East, Obama needed a proxy force—much like the Iranians use proxies to advance their interests.
Chinese Feel ‘Ripped Off’ by Phase One Deal with US. Trump taking China to the woodshed over their continual unfair practices.
Putin Now Owns the Syrian Chaos