As Brexit steams on, Britons are skint. Does the government care?
Ordinary Greeks are eager to see an end to austerity. Can Syriza provide it?
For Britons relying on the public safety net, the message from the Cameron government couldn’t be more clear: Unless you’re famous, don’t expect any government handouts.
We don’t need to take up the Tea Party’s anti-intellectualism to gain popular traction, but we do need to take up the populist messages they’ve cornered. That’s what historically galvanizes the masses in the United States.
Riots are what happens when people despair, when there appears to be few options in the present and none in the future, and no way to fix the situation.
In Athens, perhaps they are all stray dogs now. What Would Loukanikos Do?
The austerity narratives of deficit reduction are everywhere, but the facts show that this is a false story deployed cynically to decimate the welfare state and the reduction of taxes for the super-rich.