Post Tagged with: "UK"

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

Elegy for Afghanistan: Forgetting a war

February 2, 2018 at 12:04 PM

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace. ~ Tacitus, Life of Agricola, Book 30 Led to write this piece by the recent attacks in Kabul (Three in the last week of January), I wonder ifRead More

The Road to Scotland: Sturgeon’s choice

The Road to Scotland: Sturgeon’s choice

November 17, 2016 at 3:43 AM

With the recent high court decision on Brexit, and its upholding in the Supreme Court, three paths now face the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in her quest to achieve independence. The ruling Scottish Nationalist Party’s (SNP) dream of achieving the full independence of modern Scotland from the rest ofRead More

Brexit 101

Brexit 101

June 26, 2016 at 4:30 PM

The United Kingdom has voted in favor of ending its 43-year relationship with the European Union. Britain’s exit from the EU will have far reaching consequences and we can expect to see some important changes in the coming months.   The Process   The referendum that took place in theRead More

Schizophrenic nature of the UK’s referendum

Schizophrenic nature of the UK’s referendum

February 11, 2016 at 2:04 PM

A referendum is the most democratic element in our (relatively) modern-day representative democracies and the only element to bring it close to the direct democracy nature of its ancient past.  So what can we make of UK’s referendum ? Yet having one is not necessarily an indication of a healthy democracy:Read More

Europe On The Brink

Europe On The Brink

December 13, 2014 at 8:15 PM

As Europe remembers the centenary of the First World War, the situation: great powers disagreeing, foreign interventionism, nationalist resurgence, Russia looming, could not be further from what it could be imagined by the generation who called it the “Great War.”