Thoughts on Duterte, the Maoist Philippine left, and prospects for the peace process
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Thoughts on Duterte, the Maoist Philippine left, and prospects for the peace process

Image from newsinfo.inquirer.net This post originally appeared here. The article below emerged out of a conversation between Teddy Casino, Alex de Jong, and Herbert Docena,  who has written an article debunking some of Duterte’s (and Teddy’s) claims that he is opening up space for  ‘progressive’ political possibilities   in the Philippines . This touches on a … Continue reading

Democratising Globalisation’s Demons (Part 2 of 2)
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Democratising Globalisation’s Demons (Part 2 of 2)

The following paper draws on a comparative analysis of two essays written by Joseph E. Stiglitz: The Future of Global Governance (written in 2004 for a conference in Spain; referred to as the “Barcelona” paper) and Democratizing the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank: Governance and Accountability. Last of two parts. The Limits of Critique Despite his trenchant … Continue reading

Einstein’s Dialectics: Were his ideas responsible for Nuclear War?
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Einstein’s Dialectics: Were his ideas responsible for Nuclear War?

Did Albert Einstein’s ideas alter the course of human history? The BBC documentary, Einstein’s Equation of Life and Death, argues along these lines. While a brilliant retelling of the dilemmas faced by the world-renowned physicist throughout the Second World War, it somehow falls short on the real causes of the conflict. It argues that Albert … Continue reading