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When victims are bullies and bullies are victims

Through relentless dramatization of the Iranian menace, the peace process has been swept off the negotiating table while Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank expand. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Reg Whitaker
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The Liberals: The strange death of the political centre

Something very important has happened: the disintegration of the political centre. One need not have any loyalty or emotional attachment to the Liberal Party to conclude that this is not necessarily good news. [From Inroads 30,...
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The audacity of nope: Populism makes democracy less democratic, not more

B.C. has a unique Recall and Initiative Act, as well as hosted the Citizens’ Assembly; it thus offers the rest of the country the worst and the best faces of political reform [From Inroads 28, 2011]
by Reg Whitaker
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The Beijing Consensus: China has astonished the world, but is the dragon as formidable as it looks?

China has indeed astonished the world, but once the shock is over, the dragon begins to look less formidable, more amenable. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Reg Whitaker
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The great recession (of the left)

Right-wing parties, especially in their contemporary populist guise, have framed a simple, perhaps simplistic, narrative that seems to work better than the confused and often contradictory stories on the left. [From Inroads 29,...
by Reg Whitaker
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Listening to Obama – or not

Inroads columnist Reg Whitaker writes about Obama's message and whether it is truly heard or drowned out by partisan rhetoric. [From Inroads 26, 2010]
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