Tagged: politics

No President is Sacred

No President is Sacred

Last month there was a big to-do in South Africa over an art piece by Brett Murray, depicting president Jacob Zuma posing in a Lenin-style look to the future along with his penis being clearly visible.  Protesters have called it...

The Importance of Being EU

The Importance of Being EU

  As I walk by Georgian Parliament on my way to the nearby caf√© in the morning, I notice two flags always flying out front: The Georgian ride and white flag, and the European Union navy blue with yellow stars...

ctrp372 Dissecting Dictators

ctrp372 Dissecting Dictators

MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL 2011 is the year where many observers and so called experts around the world scramble to understand how it is that so many dictatorships suddenly arrived at a crisis. As people take to the streets...
 

ctrp367 Reflections on Revolutions

ctrp367 Reflections on Revolutions

MP3 Audio [21 MB]DownloadShow URL It is a new day in Egypt. You’ve heard about the tools, you’ve heard about the youth, but what happened and what happens in not only the region but in places like the United States....
 

45 to 60 Days

45 to 60 Days

The world is fixated on Egypt for the last 7 days and for good reason. However elsewhere in the world things are also changing in different ways and it is important that good journalists and critical minds don’t all converge...

Your Personal Mayor

Your Personal Mayor

When looking critically at changes in democracy and politics around the world, much has been said about the personalization of politics. In many countries, where politics may have once been about the policies of a party and choosing between those...