The Rock-Star Appeal of Modern Monetary Theory The Nation (phil u)
B.C. Election: Greens to support NDP in four-year government deal Vancouver Sun (martha r)
The Trump Effect on C.E.O. Pay Gretchen Morgenson.
The Legacy of Vladimir Lenin Jacobin. Interview with Tariq Ali, about his new Lenin book.
The Biographer With No Regrets About Uncovering Obama’s Sex Life Haaretz. Much here to ponder, with some quibbles. Most seriously, confuses outspoken with smart (w/ respect to the HLS record), yet nails the shameless self-regard, and the consequences-be-damned opportunism. So well worth your time, and more thoughtful than the sensationalistic, salacious headline suggests.
Kill Me Now
YouGov Affluent Perspective 2017: U.S. Spending YouGov. phil u: “Kill me.”
New Cold War
There Remains No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion Forbes (sid s). From last week, but not stale, and indeed, highly topical.
A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall The Kremlin Stooge. phil u: “what a great blog name….. and please kill me If Trump backs Ukraine.”
Unlike ASEAN, G7 leaders send strong statement on South China Sea Philippine Star Global (furzy)
Between Victoria and Vauxhall LRB. Thoughtful piece by John Lanchester.
Theresa May heckled and laughed at by debate audience over collapse of her manifesto Independent (Phil U)
The US Bernie Sanders campaigners lending Jeremy Corbyn a hand Guardian (PlutoniumKun)
British youth overwhelmingly supports Jeremy Corbyn The Unbalanced Evolution of Homo Sapiens
Imperial Collapse Watch
What Was Merkel Thinking? Der Spiegel
Angela Merkel shows how the leader of the free world should act Guardian (furzy). When Merkel’s the best in the show, you know things are bad. Very bad.
Angela Merkel, Donald Trump and the end of the west FT. Gideon Rachman disagrees and thinks Merkel’s blundered: “The final flaw in Ms Merkel’s approach is that it displayed an uncharacteristic deafness to the echoes of history. One of the truly impressive things about modern Germany is that, more than any other country I can think of, it has thought hard about the lessons of history, and learnt them with thoroughness and humility. So it is baffling that a German leader could stand in a beer-tent in Bavaria and announce a separation from Britain and the US while bracketing those two countries with Russia. The historical resonances should be chilling.”
The Real Threat To Europe Is Neither America Nor Russia Ian Welsh (phil u)
German foreign minister: Trump has weakened the West The Hill. Merkel doesn’t stand alone.
Globalization Without Uncle Sam: America First May Mean America Out I by no means agree with most of this piece, but it includes some interesting insights, from the perspective of an observer in the developing world. Yale Global Online
Le Bloc Québécois dépose un avis de motion pour la reconnaissance de l’État Palestinien Blocquebecois.org (sid s)
Human Shields, or a New Form of Life The Wire
EPA chief puts new spotlight on cleanup program The Hill. Must be more here than meets the eye, b/c I can’t see Pruitt as a sincere fan of the Superfund program.
Trump and the Neocons: Doing the Unilateralist Waltz The Globalist
Trump Submits to Neocon Orthodoxy Consortium News (furzy)
Inside Trump’s war on regulations Politico
No quick Brexit, says EU Politico
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