Tyranny of the Majority: Erdogan’s Capital Sentence of Democracy

Leiden, prid. Non. Apr. MMDCCLXX A.U.C., As the polls show, Erdogan had his way, and Turkey has taken another step towards autocracy. Although much has been said about autocratization in Turkey, and the role the constitutional amendments have in this process (an excellent summary of the constitutional amendments, by Jochanan Mussel, can be found here),... Continue Reading →

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Election Talk: Geert Wilders

Diverging from his usual policy, right-wing member of parliament Geert Wilders had an interview on Dutch television. The self-proclaimed right-wing broadcasting service Wij Nederland (We Netherlands, a.k.a. WNL), a broadcasting service for ‘normal, hard working and entrepreneurial’ Dutch citizens which aims to make Dutch television more representative of Dutch society, managed to get Geert Wilders... Continue Reading →

Mr. Farage, go back to your country!

Yesterday Mr. Farage declared his intention to dissolve the European Union, now that he has successfully taken the UK out of the EU. Apparently Mr. Farage has appropriated the right to interfere in European domestic politic, a right he lost when the United Kingdom, at his instigation, decided to leave the EU. Seeing the UK is in... Continue Reading →

The United Mars Company

Leiden, a.d. X Kal. Oct. MMDCCLXIX A.U.C., On the 27th of September Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, announced his plans to colonize Mars. Besides having to solve countless technical issues before the mission can be a success, Musk should have a look at the social and organizational problems of going to Mars. This post... Continue Reading →

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