Democracy in recession

The neoliberal era is ending. What comes next?

An opinion piece suggesting that the neoliberal approach to government’s time is coming to an end, and that “a space has opened up for a different, more realistic view of human nature: that humankind has evolved to cooperate.” The author recognises that what will fill that space is far from certain.

Viktor Orbán’s War on Intellect

This story posits the theory that Viktor Orbán’s assault on Central European University is part of a wider strategy of “liquidating the intelligentsia, draining the public of education, and molding a more pliant nation.”

The Unbelievable Story Of The Plot Against George Soros

The story of two American political consultants who helped create attack-based campaign strategies whilst working for Netanyahu, Nixon and others. The piece focuses on how this led them to conceive an anti-George Soros campaign whilst working for Viktor Orbán in Hungary. This definitive ad hominem campaign has since been taken up in numerous other countries and adopted an increasingly virulent anti-Semitic tone.