Category: Trump

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and lessons from the 1930s | Financial Times

Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and lessons from the 1930s | Financial Times:

A very good article that highlights how Sebastian Haffner’s “Defying Hitler: A Memoir” (or ”Geschichte eines Deutschen: Die Erinnerungen 1914-1933” in the German original) is probably the best book to read to make sense of the political landscape in 2019.

“Putin completely captivated Trump, we can now say with…

“Putin completely captivated Trump, we can now say with complete certainty that Trump is ours.” Co-host Olga Skabeeva adds: “He wants the U.S. to be just like Russia… and himself to be just like Putin.”

Globalists vs Nationalists, with Stephen Fry. Facts, Illusions…

Globalists vs Nationalists, with Stephen Fry. Facts, Illusions and Hidden Threats.

IN PICTURES: Rosenmontag Carnival celebrations go ahead despite storm

IN PICTURES: Rosenmontag Carnival celebrations go ahead despite storm:

Trump administration downgrades EU mission to US | DW | 08.01.2019

Trump administration downgrades EU mission to US | DW | 08.01.2019:

“We don’t exactly know when they did it, because they conveniently forgot to notify us,” an EU official who is familiar with the matter told DW in an interview.

I guess after losing his Trade War with the EU, Trump, like a huffy little child, looked at other ways to insult the Europeans. 

This will undoubtedly be quickly reverted by his predecessor, and comes with little imminent consequences. A token gesture purely to insult.

35C3 – Microtargeting and Manipulation (english translation)From…

35C3 – Microtargeting and Manipulation (english translation)

From Cambridge Analytica to EU-Elections

Link: https://media.ccc.de/v/35c3-10037-microtargeting_und_manipulation

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran

Hacked European Cables Reveal a World of Anxiety About Trump, Russia and Iran:

Hackers infiltrated the European Union’s diplomatic communications network for years, downloading thousands of cables that reveal concerns about an unpredictable Trump administration and struggles to deal with Russia and China and the risk that Iran would revive its nuclear program.

Pretty much what one would expect.

It also displayed the remarkably poor protection of routine exchanges among European Union officials after years of embarrassing government leaks around the world.

Also, it saddens me to say, I am not surprised about this either.

Stephen Fry explaining the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

Stephen Fry explaining the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

The Authoritarians

The Authoritarians:

Many people, including I, have labeled Donald Trump an authoritarian leader. But they are honestly baffled by the loyalty of his followers. The decades of research on authoritarian followers provide some answers.

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at U.S. cemetery in France due to rain

Trump cancels WW1 memorial at U.S. cemetery in France due to rain:


Despite the light rain, French President Emmanuel Macron and German
Chancellor Angela Merkel held a moving ceremony in Compiegne, northeast
of Paris, to mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the World War
One armistice.

Powerful show of unity from Merkel, Macron to mark centenary of the end of WWI

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with French President Emmanuel
Macron on Saturday in Compiegne, the northern French city where an
armistice was signed to bring an end to the First World War.