L’Italie dit “Non” à son avenir

L’Italie dit “Non” à son avenir

En Italie, une convergences de profiteurs de la corruption, de démagogues populistes, du vote de protestation, de déçus de l'Europe, et d'anciens communistes qui n'ont plus d'autre rêve que d'être acceptés chez les riches, a étranglé la tentative réformatrice de Matteo Renzi.
Même si certains détails prouvent que la société Italienne garde sa fibre morale, le déclin de l'affluence aux urnes , la frustration générale et l'absence de perspectives politiques laissent craindre l'instabilité, l'ingouvernabilité et, à la limite, la violence.

L’on prétend que, en appelant Matteo Renzi “Matador” pour le féliciter après que son parti avait obtenu 41% aux élections européennes, Mme Merkel aurait fourni la preuve qu’elle n’arrive pas à discerner l’Italie de l’Espagne – Que voulez-vous ? Ces pays du Sud sont tous si différents de la DDR! Mais il s’agit probablement d’une insinuation […]

UK Brexit: Democracy Hijacked; the country adrift.


UK Brexit: Democracy Hijacked; the country adrift.


A country like Britain that has no written constitution must rely to a large extent on the wisdom and integrity of its leaders. Unfortunately these qualities have been in short supply recently

  The UK version of parliamentary democracy has its fault lines, but one of its strengths is that it offers, indeed insists upon, a measured and informed debate on issues of national importance. A basic requirement of MPs is that they act, not as delegates from their constituencies, but as representatives charged with weighing the […]

NO ! She can’t


NO ! She can’t


We have to undermine the aversion created by our having become, with a loyal and peaceful application of our strength, a real great power, in order to convince the world that German hegemony in Europe is benign and impartial, even advantageous for other peoples’ freedom (Otto von Bismarck)

  That is the way it is with icons: often they are judged by what they represent rather than by their actions. This was the case for Barack Obama, honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize for the simple reason that he was the first black American elected President of the Unites States. It is the […]

Left and Right are having a meltdown over Russia


Left and Right are having
a meltdown over Russia

US political and intellectual circles seem unaware of the pitiful and discouraging image they have been offering to the rest of the world during, and mostly after, the 2016 Election campaign.

This article, which we reproduce from the New York Post is by far the most reasonable we have read in a long time.

  In this time of weird reversals, Democrats and liberals who scoffed at Mitt Romney’s 2012 assertion that Russia was our primary adversary have become so convinced of Vladimir Putin’s perfidy, they sound like the Cold Warriors of old. Meanwhile, our incoming president continues to extend the benefit of the doubt to Russia when it […]

THE LURE OF “POPULISM”Why the “NO” in Italy’s referendum was’t the same as “Leave” or “Trump for President”

THE LURE OF “POPULISM”

Why the “NO” in Italy’s referendum was’t the same as “Leave” or “Trump for President”

Political, economic and demographic factors played out differently in reform vote

“Nobody ever loses in Italian politics; I have lost,” said Matteo Renzi, the outgoing prime minister, in reference to the habit of Italian politicians to stay in power regardless of their failures. His concession came an hour after exit polls that all but confirmed his defeat in the constitutional reform referendum. But who voted against […]

La Costituzione di chi vota “SI”. La Costituzione di chi vota “NO”


La Costituzione di chi vota “SI”. La Costituzione di chi vota “NO”

Domenica si voterà per il referendum costituzionale ed io che voto “SI” non posso mancare di esprimere le ragioni di questa mia scelta. Così come ritengo mio dovere esprimere il mio giudizio e l’analisi delle motivazioni di chi vota “NO”.

L’obiettivo principale della riforma è quello di rendere più rapido il passaggio delle leggi senza l’estenuante gioco di rinvii tra Camera e Senato. Un gioco di rinvii in cui si annidano le peggiori caratteristiche del processo legislativo, con l’introduzione di piccoli cambiamenti  destinati a favorire interessi particolari, oppure a rendere poco chiare le leggi in modo […]

Il grosso granchio dei sondaggi

Il grosso granchio dei sondaggi

La vittoria di Trump nelle elezioni USA smentisce clamorosamente quasi tutte le previsioni: la lista dei peggiori flop

Difficile dire con anticipo se Donald Trump, il candidato del Partito Repubblicano che ha battuto contro ogni previsione – o quasi – la concorrenza dell’avversaria del Partito Democratico Hillary Clinton, saprà essere all’altezza del suo compito ma certamente oggi alla luce del suo successo elettorale i sondaggisti e i più importanti esperti politici del mondo che in […]

Trump-Clinton: after last debate odds crown Hillary next president

Trump-Clinton: after last debate odds crown Hillary next president

In the presidential race, for bookmakers and bettors,  the Democratic Party candidate plentifully outstrip the Republican Party one

After the final debate of the 2016 USA presidential race that was in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center in the University of Nevada last 19 of October, the Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton seems to have taken a decisive step towards the conquest of this Presidential election and seems to shut the door on […]

UK: The Decay of Democracy Brings Forth Monsters.

UK: The Decay of Democracy Brings Forth Monsters.

Cameron's referendum was a heavy blow to the British tradition of Parliament's leadership.

On 16th June this year, a week before the EU referendum,  supporter of the ‘Remain’ campaign, was stabbed to death in her parliamentary constituency. On his first appearance before magistrates her alleged murderer was asked to confirm his name and replied simply: “Death to all traitors, freedom for Britain”. It seems that medical issues will […]

TRUMP vs CLINTONThe clash that wasn’t


TRUMP vs CLINTON
The clash that wasn’t


More than the polls that in recent months have explored the feelings of the American electorate, the odds of the bookmakers have become a great litmus test to assess the mood of the voters and their truest forecasts.

Bookmakers from around the world – which lay down how much is paid to the occurrence of an event, assessing the degree of probability – have been watching with great attention the first Clinton-Trump debate. But in the evening of Monday September 26th, when Donald Trump and the ex-First Lady were leaving the Great Hall […]