The Future of Korean Democracy

The Future of Korean Democracy

Korea faces the same democratic deficits as other countries–polarized opinion, rising populism, pervasive fake news–just when it needs responsive democracy the most. The German government recently arrested 25 members of a conspiratorial right-wing group plotting to overthrow the government. One of those arrested was a member of a defunct German royal family that the group…

The Western Constitutional Model Is Driving Instability in the World

The Western Constitutional Model Is Driving Instability in the World

The written, democratic constitution continues to be the norm lionized by the so-called ‘civilized nations’ of the West, upheld as the best way to organize society that mankind has come up with. For that reason, a little more analysis of them is in order. Two main problems stand out. First is the notion of its…

A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’

A ‘Dangerous, Bloody & Dirty Game’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s keynote address at the Valdai Club last Thursday appears to have put Russia on a collision course with the U.S.-led “Rules Based International Order” (RBIO). The Biden administration two weeks earlier released its 2022 National Security Strategy (NSS), a full-throated defense of the RBIO which all-but declares war on “autocrats” who…

Hungary’s National Consultation on the EU’s Sanctions Is the Purest Form of Western Democracy

Hungary’s National Consultation on the EU’s Sanctions Is the Purest Form of Western Democracy

Far from being the so-called “fascist” that his foes never tire of fearmongering that he supposedly is, Orban is objectively the last remaining practitioner of true Western Democracy in the world. Over a month and a half after “The German Foreign Minister Discredited The Entire Concept Of Western Democracy” by stubbornly declaring that her government…