Tag: “Great Confusicator”

Vladimir Trump and Donald Putin

Part of me wishes the whole Russia thing would just go away. Yes, Russia interfered. Yes, Trump and his hideous brood, even if they weren’t active in soliciting Russian help, did nothing to stop Russia’s interference by, for example, making it public that Russia had offered help. And nobody cares. Trump’s supporters don’t care. The… Read more »

Freedom and Bureaucracy

The Great Confusicator brought to mind, after his speech in Poland, one of the reasons I ended up in Hong Kong. …on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger… . the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great… Read more »

The First Four Weeks

Here’s a (slightly adapted) quote: “[Trump] did not have to destroy democracy; he merely took advantage of the decay of democracy and at the critical moment obtained the support of many to whom, though they detested [Trump], he yet seemed the only man strong enough to get things done.” The big charge against Obama is… Read more »

ExecuTweet Orders

Welcome to Imperium Trumpum, rule by Executive Orders (which are not even in the constitution) issued by America’s new Emperor on behalf of the Heritage Foundation. This cannot fail, of course, to make America great. A president who is not welcome in the House of Parliament of America’s number one ally; an almost entirely male, Protestant and… Read more »

The Tin Lady and the Great Confusicator

I’d hoped to avoid writing about politics, but with Brexit and Trump in the ascendant, it’s impossible for me not to. Last week, my more right-wing friends were delighted. Teresa May, in their view, gave a forthright and ballsy speech on Brexit at the annual gathering of the global plutocracy at Davos, and Trump articulated a… Read more »