Tag: John Keane

Pestilential ‘battle of narratives’ a return to ideologies?


Surely among the strangest and least expected outcomes of the Great Pestilence is that the country that hatched the virus looks as though it will now enjoy the technological and… Read more »

Is democracy in its death throes? Declinism’s flaws and follies


A few years ago the US academic Larry Diamond declared that a “democratic recession” had set in after about 2006. The long global expansion of democracy that began with the… Read more »

Venezuela’s boliburguesía ‘kleptolobby’ highlights perils of populism


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is in Moscow, where he is due to hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin said earlier that Maduro will meet with Putin… Read more »