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Why Trump Is a Lot Weaker Than He Thinks

Again and again my acquaintances, liberal and even some of my Republican friends are running scared about what Trump is doing to our democracy and its institutions. Don’t get me wrong. I’m not ignoring the mess Trump has created or even its impact on our culture, but I find that some, perhaps much, of the fear is overwrought. So, one way to understand what’s going on in the US is, first, to step out of our democracy and look at parallels around the world. Trump is not unique, but in many ways co...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Indonesia, China, US, Careers, America, Current Affairs, Middle East, Youngs, Trumpism, Trump, US UK, Carnegie Institute, Richard Youngs


Ian Kerr 1965-2019

My dear friend Ian Kerr died last night. It wasn’t a surprise–complications from cancer had him in hospital in a parlous state for some time–but it’s still a kick in the gut. Ian was one of the smartest, most joyous, and luminous people I knew. To call him a great friend understates it. We also wrote together, and did stuff: Along with Ryan Calo, the three of us founded We Robot and edited a book on Robot Law. Ian’s most recent article, The Death of the AI Author (co-authored with Carys Craig) ...
Tags: Asia, White House, Canada, Middle East, Ottawa, Kerr, Ian, Department of National Defence, University of Ottawa, Canada Research Chair, North America Europe, Oxford University Press, Transport Canada, Michael Geist, Ryan Calo, Ian Kerr



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