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A Good Week for Democracy Globally

This was originally posted to Slugger O’Toole… There was something discomfiting about the funeral of Lee Kuan Yew. Singapore’s achievements under his rule were extraordinary, but the story presented on his death was a sanitised fable. World leaders queued up … Continue reading

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Your Guide to Israel’s General Election

Originally posted at Slugger O’Toole… Israel goes to the polls on St Patrick’s Day to elect a new parliament, which in turn will either confirm incumbent Binyamin Netanyahu in office or oust him in favour of the centre-left. The St … Continue reading

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Eastleigh: Bad for Tories, Better for LDs, Best for UKIP

Cross-posted to Slugger O’Toole… So the LibDems held on to Eastleigh by a narrow majority of 1,771 or just 4.3%, with UKIP surging into second place. Alex Massie in the Speccie warns against overanalysing by-elections, while Martin Kettle argued last … Continue reading

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Italy’s Five Star Movement – is this what The End of History looks like?

Cross-posted at Slugger O’Toole and Lucid Talk… In 1992, Francis Fukayama predicted in The End of History that the end of the Cold War would impend not only an era of triumphant liberal-democratic capitalism, but one where political evolution had … Continue reading

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