Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Pearl

  The victory of Alexander Van der Bellen over Norbert Hofer in the Austrian presidential election was greeted with relief by leading lights in the EU political establishment and many parts of the media. A seemingly unstoppable tide favouring right … Continue reading

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Fidel Castro

  Today brings the interment of Fidel Castro’s ashes following the triumph of the urn around Cuba. Those who mourned and those who celebrated his death had one point of agreement, that Castro’s legacy is socialism. As has been repeatedly … Continue reading

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