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MACK WILLIAMS. Trump : Getting our priorities right

  Is China going to fill the void? The media-hyped flurry to try to establish the likely policy guidelines of the Trump administration is timely and natural but should be approached very cautiously. Not only is it virtually impossible at … Continue reading

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MUNGO MacCALLUM. Donald Trump – a change agenda?

  First the Poms abandoned common sense in backing Brexit and now the Yanks have voted against their own best interests (and those of the rest of the civilized world) by electing Donald J Trump. This was not a rational … Continue reading

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ALLAN PATIENCE. The Tragedy of Trump

  If nothing else Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election is compelling evidence that the neo-liberal project has been a catastrophic public policy failure. Blindly believing that he is their saviour, the victims of neo-liberalism’s caustic consequences have … Continue reading

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MUNGO MacCALLUM. Shorten and Trump.

  Malcolm Turnbull and his supporters regularly deride Bill Shorten as standing for nothing – first as a populist weather vane, and more recently as a constant nay-sayer in the style of Tony Abbott. And there has been some grounds … Continue reading

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Trump and American Decay.

  In this article in Foreign Affairs, Francis Fukuyama says: The decayed American political system can be fixed only by a strong external shock that will knock it off its current equilibrium and make possible real policy reform. Trump’s victory … Continue reading

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TESSA MORRIS-SUZUKI. Trump: it’s time to go back to basics.

  The election of billionaire and reality TV host Donald Trump to the most powerful political position in the world has created global shockwaves. As countless commentators have already observed, Trump’s election is a stunning reminder of the depth of … Continue reading

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TONY KEVIN. Is Hillary the Russia-hater a safer American choice?

  The final days of the US presidential campaign – a disgraceful saga at best – have been marked by a frantic race to the bottom by both sides. On the Trump side: an anonymous but skilfully made video is … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Australia, the White Man’s Media and Donald Trump

  This article was first posted on 29 January 2016.  The situation has worsened since then! I am usually interested in politics but I am already sick and tired of the US elections and Donald Trump. And we have twelve … Continue reading

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CIA Briefing for Donald Trump

In the New York Times of 4 August, 2016, Nicholas Kristof gives a make-believe account of a security briefing of Donald Trump by a CIA officer. It is quite funny – but at the same time, quite worrying.  John Menadue … Continue reading

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TIM HARCOURT. Three reasons free trade has become a political football.

  Surveying democratic election results around the world, it’s clear the high water mark for globalisation has been met. Free trade, always questionable economics, is no longer good politics and in many ways has jumped the shark.

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