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Mockery in politics: how diplomatic insults have been flying for centuries

(The Conversation) Kevern Verney Associate Dean (Research) and Professor of History, Edge Hill University From 2010 to 2013 Kevern Verney received funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as a Co-Investigator for a Research Network on the Presidency of Barack Obama. “Still not funny Mr President?” OLIVIER HOSLET/EPA   At the 2019 NATO summit … Continue reading

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Is Trump the ‘Chosen One’ or Judas of the Palestinians?

Daily Mirror Palestinian youths clash with Israeli security forces on November 26, 2019 near the West Bank city of Nablus during a Palestinian “day of rage” against a recent US decision to no longer consider settlements in the West Bank illegal. AFP Today, November 29, is the International Day of solidarity with the Palestinian people. … Continue reading

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Fruits of ‘wisdom’

Mahir Ali (The Dawn, Pakistan)   IT is telling that no one batted an eyelid when, in a tweet threatening to “obliterate” Turkey’s economy if it did anything “off limits”, the commander-in-chief of the United States referred in passing to his own “great and unmatched wisdom”. After all, this is the same person who routinely describes himself as … Continue reading

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A FOOL IN WHITE HOUSE OR US STRATEGY

Daily Mirror EDITORIAL In the run-up to the US presidential election of 2017, then candidate Trump berated all past US Presidents for involvement in wars around the world. He lambasted past US presidents for the continued stationing of troops in far flung parts of the globe.    He added, funds ‘wasted’ on stationing troops could … Continue reading

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From Trump to Johnson, nationalists are on the rise – backed by billionaire oligarchs

Guardian, UK George Monbiot The ultra-rich are benefitting from disaster capitalism as institutions, rules and democratic oversight implode  Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro at the White House with Donald Trump. ‘A host of ludicrous strongmen dominate nations that would once have laughed them off stage.’ Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Seven years ago the impressionist Rory Bremner complained that … Continue reading

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