Vox recently published an article, written by David Roberts, titled “We overanalyse Trump. He is what he appears to be“. In it, Roberts discusses the concept of a “theory of … Continue reading Rationalising the Irrational
This was not a blog post that I had intended to write at this juncture in time. What was in the queue was an overview of Thai politics. Instead, it … Continue reading Chaotic Orthodoxy
Rex Tillerson initially seemed like a solid pick for Secretary of State. Yes, he had received an odd medal from Putin, of all people, and yes, he had no experience … Continue reading Rock Bottom for Foggy Bottom
Illiberal Democracy “Acta est fabula, plaudite.” These, according to the Roman historian Suetonius, were the last words of Augustus Caesar: “The play is over, applaud as I exit”. Augustus, of … Continue reading An American Autocracy?
The Big Chilli, an English language magazine for expatriates in Bangkok, has recently published my article on their website! IT was a long night on November 8th in the United … Continue reading What Trump’s Triumph Means
“Veni, vidi, vici”, Julius Caesar once said after a successful battle: “I came, I saw, I conquered”. A fitting maxim, perhaps, for the most successful general of the ancient world, … Continue reading Donald Trump, President-Elect
Writing has not been something that I have done much of lately. It certainly hasn’t been because of a lack of possible content: world politics has certainly been incredibly interesting, arguably … Continue reading The 2016 Election is Disheartening