in defence of democracy

It has been some time since we last wrote and we know the outcome of the notorious election of 2016 as it was cemented in last week’s inauguration. We watched the American presidential election results roll in together and I laughed (because I’d been drinking) while you despaired. I made jokes about us seeking German … Continue reading in defence of democracy

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the problem of democracy

Earlier this week, I watched helplessly as two overgrown children fought over a very expensive toy; they were the terrifying, haunt-your-dreams figures of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the toy was the United States of America. I’ve gone from cautiously optimistic about the state of politics in the Western world (a distant memory, honestly) … Continue reading the problem of democracy