“Should we feel defeated? Only if we have forgotten that history has its own ways. The season will turn.”
In the festival of great power politics, Britain and Europe are nowhere near the main stage; for all the shouty antics, both are being drowned out by the big acts.
Source Direct: Special Relationships on the Couch
Just months after Brexit proper, the European Union may be facing its biggest existential crisis since the darkest days of Eurozone austerity.
Source Direct: Europe’s Trumpian Moment?
Catalonia’s election – and ours in May – could begin a new conversation. For decades, Western states have suffered from democratic malaise (Britain is merely an extreme case). . Challenges for popular control of state power thus assume critical importance.
Source Direct: Catalonia Dreaming
“The new tensions in the global system which are being accelerated by the pandemic are adding in spades to a domestic mood of authoritarianism in some of Europe’s key states.”