Tag Archives: Donald Trump

TV Tarts: Cringe Factor

TV Tarts: Cringe Factor By Ilana Mercer It takes a foreign correspondent planted amid our White House Press Corps to highlight the latter’s dysfunction. During a presser with “Trump of the Tropics”—Brazil’s visiting prime minister, Jair Bolsonaro—a Brazilian lass distinguished … Continue reading

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Who are You?

Who are You? Identity: the Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment, Francis Fukuyama, Profile Books, London, 2018, 218 pp., reviewed by Leslie Jones According to sociologist Francis Fukuyama, identity politics can sometimes be “a natural and inevitable response … Continue reading

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Ivanka the Terrible

Ivanka the Terrible by Ilana Mercer Donald Trump went into a gathering of special interests, on March 6. It comprised Goldman-Sachs Democrat Ivanka Trump, American multinational CEOs like Apple’s Tim Cook and assorted Chamber of Commerce lobbyists. The president of the United … Continue reading

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Endorsing the Donald’s Creative Destruction

Endorsing the Donald’s Creative Destruction by Ilana Mercer Big Media, the policy veterans and the chancelleries across Europe and Britain are constantly complaining: Donald Trump has had the temerity to defy their international order, summit—and seek peace—with their enemies, and … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over

The Party’s Over by Ilana Mercer No good deed goes unpunished. Jeff Sessions wants to restore to America the “sound principles of asylum” and long-standing tenets of immigration law, abandoned by American leaders over the decades. That makes the attorney … Continue reading

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What Hope for Canadian Conservatism?

What Hope for Canadian Conservatism?  by Mark Wegierski Donald Trump is currently renegotiating Free Trade with Canada. Over 80% of Canada’s trade is with the United States; and probably over 80% of the population detests him. Canada’s armed forces are … Continue reading

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Manipulator’s Dilemma

Manipulator’s Dilemma by Thomas Meehan There is much talk about influence in media. We are warned to be on our guard against hard to detect suggestions delivered from all sides, as in “fake news.” Fair enough, but what happens when … Continue reading

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Jerusalem the Golden

  Jerusalem the Golden by Ilana Mercer Pope Francis protested, albeit enigmatically, when President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the eternal Capital of Israel. The United Nations, naturally, disapproved too. By 2019’s end, the Trump administration plans to open the … Continue reading

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Vox Populi, Vox Dei

Vox Populi, Vox Dei From Fascism to Populism in History, Federico Finchelstein, University of California Press, 2017, 328 pp, h.b., reviewed by LESLIE JONES In his Prison Notebooks, Antonio Gramsci refers to the sentimental connection (connessione sentimentale) that exists between … Continue reading

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Rush to Judgement?

Rush to Judgement? In the wake of the US military strike on Syria, Thomas O Meehan asks some awkward questions We are currently undertaking military action against Syria to avenge a massacre we know very little about. Our establishments are running … Continue reading

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