Monthly Archives: April 2017

France: an historic moment for the left

Radical left (including far left) – 7.7 million Social Democracy – 2.3 million Liberal centre – 8.7 million Right (including independent right-wing Gaullist) – 9.2 million Fascist right – 7.7 million The decline of the principal parties of the left and … Continue reading

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‘How can you rape a whore?’

Those were the words of Jack Maury, the head of the CIA station in Athens, upon being asked whether the military coup in Greece that began with tanks on the street 50 years ago represented “the rape of democracy”. The … Continue reading

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Melenchon and the left alternative to the liberal front

(This is a column for the Morning Star newspaper in Britain written on Sunday 9 April) The French presidential election moved further into uncharted territory this week following a televised debate between all 11 candidates. A snap audience survey following … Continue reading

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