Why it makes sense for Boris Johnson to behave like Donald Trump The Spectator. The UK’s constitution has been broken for some time.
Protests and petition against suspending UK parliament RTE. Certainly that worked with… Worked with…
When you’ve lost anyone at The Telegraph… Thread:
I argue in the @Telegraph that Boris Johnson's prorogation of parliament violates both basic constitutional principles and fundamental tenets of conservatism. Key points for those of you frustrated by the paywall:
— Alan Renwick (@alanjrenwick) August 28, 2019
‘No health problems with chlorinated chicken’ – Govt’s chief scientific adviser Sky News. Alrighty then.
The Latest: Italy’s Conte tapped to form new government Associated Press
Who Is Fighting Whom in Tripoli? (PDF) Small Arms Survey
The Islamic Art of Asking Questions Renovatio
Communication blockade in Kashmir: Deaths go unattended in Valley sans phones The New Indian Express
S. Korean court sends Park, Samsung heir cases to new trials Associated Press
“Reform” in South Korea’s educational system. Thread:
A member of the Yonsei-founding Underwood family once told me, “Many criticisms of Korea’s universal standardized testing are fair, but the rich bitch samonims (his words) hate it because for a few hours each year all kids are equal and they can’t bribe anyone.” https://t.co/eD3QlM5a0A
— the oranckay (@oranckay) August 27, 2019
Hong Kong police ban upcoming pro-democracy rally citing public order concerns Hong Kong Free Press
Urgent Statement of HKISPA on Selective Blocking of Internet Services Hong Kong Internet Services Provider Association
A History of Hong Kong’s Contentious Politics: “It was you who taught us…” Comparativist. Well worth a read.
Speculators are right: Hong Kong’s dollar peg does more harm than good Nikkei Asian Review
Brilliant photo series captures cats working hard in the shops of Hong Kong Metro UK. From 2016, still germane.
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China unveils plan for huge anniversary military parade Agence France Presse
Supporting Food Sovereignty as Resistance in Venezuela Venezuelanalysis
G7 summit: last rites of old order as Trump’s theatre looms next year Guardian (Re Silc).
Democrats in Disarray
Grover Cleveland and the Democrats Who Saved Conservatism The American Conservative. This is the most sophisticated example of the “Republicans explain to Democrats how to win, completely in good faith” genre that I have ever seen.
Imperial Collapse Watch
Late Imperialism Monthly Review
Column: Hollywood’s labor problem is a gender bias problem Los Angeles Times
Upper-Crust Free TV The Baffler
Antidote du Jour (via):
— Jim Manico (@manicode) August 28, 2019
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.