German elections see “nationalist” breakthrough – and Europe is “shocked” once again

The German federal elections on 24 September 2017 confirm ESC’s long-standing analysis of Western politics that: western politicians are out of touch, arrogant and uninterested in the views of the electorate the West’s commentariat is equally out of touch, arrogant and uninterested in the views of the electorate millions of…

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Macron in trouble as forecast

When the new French president Emmanuel Macron took office on 14 May 2017, his approval rating stood at 62% and in June rose to 64%. But this week, his rating has slumped to just 54%, the biggest drop since Jacques Chirac’s approval fell by 15 points between May and July 1995.…

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No wonder people get global warming and poverty wrong

In 2009, the second edition of Mark Maslin’s book Global Warming. A Very Short Introduction appeared in the well-known series published by Oxford University Press. According to Maslin’s website, the book has sold over 40,000 copies – and yet it betrays a fundamental flaw in thinking, knowledge and understanding before…

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Show Me The Money

Much of the West is effectively bankrupt and insolvent. The developing world is not much better off. France’s cumulative debt of government, households and businesses amounts to 250% of GDP, an increase of 66% since 2007. That figure excludes unfunded pension and health-care liabilities. six largest pension saving systems –…

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Washington Post gets the Warsaw Pact wrong

The last few weeks have seen efforts and rhetoric by NATO members to mollify the U.S. President following Donald Trump’s various remarks during last year’s campaign and following his election that NATO was obsolete, that the U.S. was paying too much for the alliance and that most other countries were…

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