With election day on tomorrow’s horizon, the Global Comment editors rounded up some of their favourite commentaries from the election cycle.
Donald Trump has done so much in the last two weeks that we had to stop to count the ways.
An interview with the director of the film Stephen Colbert considers “So good it almost made me like Chicago Obama.”
For all its militant-sounding rhetoric of occupation, Occupy Wall Street is unlikely to create revolutions – it is instead a utopian experiment at re-imagining the foundations of the democratic process. But America’s political classes would do well to listen to the grievances of those involved with Occupy Wall Street.
“Social movements are usually at their most extreme in the beginning—and become more rational over time. But the Reconstructionist venom just multiplies.”
Does Egypt hold the key to a Palestinian-Israeli peace?
“The absolute limit of what bourgeois feminism can offer us is terminal exhaustion and a cupboard full of beautiful shoes.”
Ireland does not really have oppositional left/right policy politics but a continuing internecine grudge that prevents us from moving forward.
There is nothing good to be gained from the hysterical, violent acting out of the infantile fantasies of complete assimilation or complete removal of immigration populations.
Billions of people throughout the world can find themselves in solidarity: weeping as you wept, mourning as you mourned, praying as you prayed, marching as you marched, rejoicing now as you rejoice.