There is an achingly fragile nuance at the heart of the American Republic. The U.S. Constitution has been described as a Machine That Would Go of Itself – a complex of calibrated forces set against each other – crafted to mitigate against the seminal fears of tyranny and of fragmentation – with … [Read more...] about A Republic Imperiled
For years the European Union has struggled to give more coherence to its institutions. Despite the recent economic recovery, these institutions have remained imperfect. They have proved incapable of responding adequately to the refugee crisis, to the rise of populism and nationalism in many EU’s … [Read more...] about European Defence: Back to Tervuren?
For years now I have become fascinated by the relationship between what politics of substance remain of the traditional working class and the political positioning of its champions. Living in Norway, the oil-rich social democracy and producing a documentary on related subjects has been an eye … [Read more...] about Trump Is All That Is Left
Norway, the oil-rich nation on the coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula is but one of an ever-shrinking handful of countries and the only Scandinavian state that holds a policy of singular citizenship over its people. “Citizenship is an important symbol of belonging, and demonstrates a loyalty to … [Read more...] about Norway’s One Citizenship Policy Is Leaving Its People Out In The Cold