Hollywood and Washington might be having another one of those wonderful serendipitous moments. When the movie script writers capture the political mood better than the spin doctors could ever dream of. This time, the psychological drama between the ‘innocent’ White Swan and the ‘manipulative’ Black Swan might be an unlikely but quite telling metaphor of the ideological shift happening [...]
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They are doing it again. 20 years after one of the biggest political misjudgements when France and Britain feared the fall of the Berlin Wall, Western governments do not quite know how to react to the Arab revolutions.
That our ‘democratic’ governments seem more comfortable dealing with autocrats than supporting dissenters aspiring to democracy reveals deep [...]
A press clipping freshly received from your French correspondent NKN shows the dramatic picture of a former Greek right wing minister in shock after a rocky encounter with the crowd during a protest (see below). Angry constituents went after him while shouting “thief! thief!”. (He ended-up being evacuated by his bodyguards, and is ok)
Whilst Greek riots [...]