What would you say if you saw this US president’s behaviour in another country?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2020


The New York Times’s David Leonhardt put it most succinctly of all. Quoting political scientist Brendan Nyhan, he laid out the best way to consider events underway in the United States: what would you say if you saw it in another country? Okay, so let’s have a go at that, today, one week after Pennsylvania … Continue reading “What would you say if you saw this US president’s behaviour in another country?”

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Be warned. Tanzania’s Trump shows how quickly democracy can be undone

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2018


Coincidentally, I was reading about Tanzania’s President John Magufuli almost at exactly the same time that a US paper was editorializing the following about President Donald Trump’s behaviour towards former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe: “Mr Trump acts like a nasty, small-minded despot, not the leader of a democracy more than two centuries old in … Continue reading “Be warned. Tanzania’s Trump shows how quickly democracy can be undone”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK