September 2021

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

The strange death of American democracy

Martin Wolf: “The only significant players who have been punished are those who resisted or condemned the coup.”


Kill the Bill

Josh Marshall: “But it certainly means all the self-styled ‘moderates’ they’re working with now will go down to defeat – both because of primaries but also just as the natural consequence of a Democratic rout. More business friendly Democrats in blue seats will also get replaced by more progressive members.”


Thursday, 2 September 2021

I was a combat interpreter in Afghanistan, where cultural illiteracy led to U.S. failure

Baktash Ahadi: “Before long, U.S. troops will be back in Afghanistan, and for the same reason we invaded in 2001 …”