Posts Tagged: Politics

Is North Korea closer to the precipice than ever?

Being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, this year is an opportune moment to reconsider what we thought we knew about North Korea. In a quarter of a century, China has been changed beyond all expectations. It

Is North Korea closer to the precipice than ever?

Being the twenty-fifth anniversary of the massacre in Tiananmen Square, this year is an opportune moment to reconsider what we thought we knew about North Korea. In a quarter of a century, China has been changed beyond all expectations. It

Mandela; his life and legacy

As a work of literature, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela, A Long Walk to Freedom, is a curious beast, with many contradictory purposes. Of course, it is a story worth telling, and there are several episodes on which Mandela obviously

Mandela; his life and legacy

As a work of literature, the autobiography of Nelson Mandela, A Long Walk to Freedom, is a curious beast, with many contradictory purposes. Of course, it is a story worth telling, and there are several episodes on which Mandela obviously

For Argument’s Sake

Despite many rueful sighs to the contrary, feminism isn’t dead. Or at least, it isn’t in the Arab World. The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy has caused some controversy – I will not describe it as a veritable storm, as some

For Argument’s Sake

Despite many rueful sighs to the contrary, feminism isn’t dead. Or at least, it isn’t in the Arab World. The Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy has caused some controversy – I will not describe it as a veritable storm, as some

Klitschko’s Weigh-In

Reading this very interesting article about this autumn’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine (as you do), the predicament of the opposition movement struck me as a game of risk similar to the board game of that name. Of course, the main

Klitschko’s Weigh-In

Reading this very interesting article about this autumn’s parliamentary elections in Ukraine (as you do), the predicament of the opposition movement struck me as a game of risk similar to the board game of that name. Of course, the main

South Carolina: Place, People, Primaries

Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the loveliest cities you will ever go to. On a Saturday night, the town is overrun by attractive young things in suits and ties, or expensive dresses, ready for a night on the town.

South Carolina: Place, People, Primaries

Charleston, South Carolina, is one of the loveliest cities you will ever go to. On a Saturday night, the town is overrun by attractive young things in suits and ties, or expensive dresses, ready for a night on the town.