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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warns (Reuters)

Reuters title: Democracy slipping away at record rate, intergovernmental body warnsDate: 22 November 2021 "BRUSSELS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A greater number of countries are sliding towards authoritarianism, while the number of established democracies under threat has never been so high, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) said on...

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Afghanistan (2) and Kurdistan (2)

Yesterday, the media questioned the American presence in Afghanistan. Today, the media are crying wolf over the chaos of the Afghanistan withdrawal. Tomorrow, the media will blame the US government(s) for its long overdue (successful) troop withdrawal. It's always the same: the media are like an eternal opposition party. I expect this approach from liberal-left...

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Idiocracy (2)

In 1996, Dutch soccer trainer Louis van Gaal expressed his frustration with the stupidity of (Dutch) soccer journalists (Dutch video). He asked the (in)famous (Dutch) question: Am I the one who is so intelligent, or are you the one who is so stupid? At times, I feel the same as the stupidity of journalists is beyond comprehension. It's the likely result of an...

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Critocracy, dikastocracy, or kritarchy

More and more, judges in Europe and USA fulfil an additional role in the trias politica or separation of powers. Next to their (original) judicial role, they are adopting a legislative role (eg, Shell verdict, ECB vs German Federal Constitutional Court, ECJ vs Polish Constitutional Court) due to the increasing impotence of the belief system Politics, both in Europe...

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A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean (WaPo)

Washington Post title: A century-old treaty haunts the Mediterranean By: Ishaan Tharoor Date: 10 August 2020 "A hundred years ago, French, British and Italian officials convened in a famous porcelain factory southwest of Paris to carve up the Ottoman Empire. The Treaty of Sèvres, signed Aug. 10, 1920, concluded months of fitful negotiations among the victors of...

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From Knowledge to Power – the 7 Belief systems in the age of monism

From Knowledge to Power – the 7 Belief systems in the age of monism

For several centuries, various scholars believed in the equation Knowledge = Power (eg, Imam Ali, Francis Bacon, Michel Foucault). This concept is also known as dualism. It took me some time to understand that my concept of Love, Knowledge & Power (my blogs), represents a related concept called trialism (my blogs), apart from...

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