Democracy’s Deficit or Darkness?

By Uchenna Ekwo Around the democratic world, citizens seem to be in outright revolt against government and the elite. Should that be surprising? Saqib Qureshi points out that, between 1989 and 2019, “the top 1 percent of Americans by way of wealth became US$21 trillion wealthier while the bottom half…

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Trump vs. News Media: A war neither party will win?

By Uchenna Ekwo Thursday’s coordinated editorial campaign by over 350 newspapers in the United States that denounced President Donald Trump’s unrelenting attacks on the news media amounts to a formal declaration of war between the two institutions of American democracy: the executive and the fourth estate of the realm. Prior…

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UK Election: Issues in Social Exclusion, Tolerance

By Uchenna Ekwo Ostensibly, the upcoming UK general election has been portrayed as an ugly battle over Brexit but, below the surface even uglier questions about race and identity define this election as much as they do the particulars of any trade agreement. In particular this election has focused on…

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