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De sterke mannen van deze wereld zijn zwakker dan we denken (Niall Ferguson)

Financieel Dagblad titel: De sterke mannen van deze wereld zijn zwakker dan we denken Auteur: Niall Ferguson Datum: 16 februari 2020 "Bijna iedereen is het erover eens dat de wereld momenteel door sterke mannen wordt geregeerd. Het is lang geleden dat The Economist Angela Merkel bewierookte als de ‘onontbeerlijke Europeaan’ en dat de Financial Times haar verwelkomde...

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Responsibility without accountability

Yesterday, Independent correspondent Richard Hall published an intriguing article: "Donald Trump and Boris Johnson have a special relationship: They were both radicalised by privilege". This article finally gives an implicit answer to one of my long-time questions: what prevents the 7 Belief systems from radicalization? It's not privilege by the way. Last Sunday,...

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Freedom of speech

In his 1941 State of the Union address, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave his Four Freedoms speech, being the freedom (1) of speech, (ii) of worship, (iii) from want, and (iv) from fear. That speech also introduced extraterritorial application of American values and "made a break with the tradition of United States non-interventionism" (Wiki). The freedom...

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Trump’s dangerous message to tyrants: Flash money and get away with murder (WaPo)

"A clear and dangerous message has been sent to tyrants around the world: Flash enough money in front of the president of the United States, and you can literally get away with murder. In a bizarre, inaccurate and rambling statement — one offering a good reminder why Twitter has character limits — President Trump whitewashed the Saudi government’s brutal murder of...

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Plausible deniability

Turkey claims a Saudi journalist was murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkey also claims that the U.S. had prior knowledge of these Saudi intentions. Saudi Arabia claims the journalist left the building (alive) and disappeared. Unless any party shows evidence of its claims, Saudi Arabia may get away with their plausible deniability. Turkey claims...

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