Egypt’s repeat search for democracy

July 4, 2013
John Lloyd
Egypt’s repeat search for democracy

I’ve spent the past few days walking beside and watching the largely youthful demonstrators in Egypt, and I’ve been struck with admiration that’s quickly drowned in despair.
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Bureaucracy will set you free

March 15, 2013
John Lloyd
Bureaucracy will set you free

Two movements, fundamentally opposed, are at work in the world: corruption and anti-corruption. The marketization of the economies of China
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Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

September 26, 2012
John Lloyd
Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

There’s some shuffling of feet going on in Western governments, about this whole freedom of speech and the press thing that democracies are pledged to defend.
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Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Humanizers-in-chief

September 6, 2012
John Lloyd
Michelle Obama and Ann Romney: Humanizers-in-chief

The political gap between Democrats and Republicans is wide and deep, to the detriment of political accommodation in the United States.
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Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

September 26, 2012
John Lloyd
Unintelligent, but constitutionally protected

There’s some shuffling of feet going on in Western governments, about this whole freedom of speech and the press thing that democracies are pledged to defend.
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Europe goes to extremes

April 25, 2012
John Lloyd
Europe goes to extremes

Americans might be forgiven for regarding Europeans as a puzzle. And not an intriguing one, but an irritating, what-the-hell-are-they-thinking kind of puzzle. The global survey books by American thinkers this year
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The rich versus the seething masses

March 23, 2012
John Lloyd
The rich versus the seething masses

In a remarkable column in Italy’s paper of record earlier this week, the columnist Ernesto Galli della Loggia flayed his country’s ruling class.
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What Berlusconi leaves behind

November 11, 2011
John Lloyd
What Berlusconi leaves behind

He called himself the best leader in Europe, even in the world: but he was, by quite a way, the worst (in Europe at least: the rest of the world offers more competition). In part, this was due to the sheer force of his personality:
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