01.12. Best books of 2016 – part one

28.11. The New York­er Radio Hour: Episode 58: Bruce Spring­steen Talks with David Rem­nick

21.11. The US elec­tions (and their after­math), cov­ered as we do African elec­tions | mohamed el dahshan. econ­o­mist, writer, speak­er, com­pul­sive trav­eller.

19.11. Ivanka Trump’s Pres­ence at Meet­ing With Japan’s Lead­er Rais­es Ques­tions “The poten­tial for con­flicts of inter­est between Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald J. Trump and his family’s busi­ness ven­tures emerged again Thurs­day evening, when a pho­tograph was dis­trib­ut­ed that showed his daugh­ter Ivanka at a meet­ing between Mr. Trump and the prime min­is­ter of Japan.”

14.11. Farewell, Amer­i­ca — BillMoyers.com “Amer­i­ca died on Nov. 8, 2016, not with a bang or a whim­per, but at its own hand via elec­toral sui­cide. We the peo­ple chose a man who has shred­ded our val­ues, our morals, our com­pas­sion, our tol­er­ance, our decen­cy, our sense of com­mon pur­pose, our very iden­ti­ty — all the things that, how­ev­er ten­u­ous­ly, made a nation out of a coun­try.”

13.11. Autoc­ra­cy: Rules for Sur­vival | by Masha Gessen “I have lived in autoc­ra­cies most of my life, and have spent much of my career writ­ing about Vladimir Putin’s Rus­sia. I have learned a few rules for sur­viv­ing in an autoc­ra­cy and sal­vaging your san­i­ty and self-respect. It might be worth con­sid­er­ing them now”

13.11. If you vot­ed for Trump because he’s ‘anti-estab­lish­ment,’ guess what: You got conned NEIN! DOCHOH!

13.11. Michael Moore: Trump won’t fin­ish his first term | The­Hill

13.11. Trump Track­er “On Tues­day Novem­ber 8th, 2016, Don­ald John Trump won the elec­toral vote and is cur­rent­ly stand­ing to be the Pres­i­dent-elect of the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca. He made a lot of promis­es. Trump Track­er will fact-check and see if he adheres to all of his stands on poli­cies regard­ing cul­ture, immi­gra­tion, econ­o­my, and many more.”

10.11. Day 1 in Trumps Amer­i­ca

10.11. Elect­ing Trump: the moment Amer­i­ca laid waste to democ­ra­cy as we know it | US news | The Guardian “His rejec­tion of pol­i­tics-as-usu­al has embold­ened those who respond­ed to the more extreme ele­ments of his mes­sage. Where we go from here is anyone’s guess”

09.11. White rage again­st the machine: Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump is a his­tor­i­cal shock — unless you study Amer­i­can his­to­ry “Trump may not be the pres­i­dent the Amer­i­can peo­ple need but he most cer­tain­ly is the one they deserve.”

09.11. Queen Offers to Restore British Rule Over Unit­ed States

09.11. The media didn’t want to believe Trump could win. So they looked the oth­er way.

06.11. To deal with cli­mate change we need a new finan­cial sys­tem

04.11. The Lost Chil­dren of ‘Run­away Train’

03.11. Mela­nia Trump Decries Cyber­bul­ly­ing in Cam­paign Speech: ‘Our Cul­ture Has Got­ten Too Mean’ Da hat sie ja den richti­gen Geheiratet.

31.10. Why UK Brex­it talk baf­fles Ger­many — BBC News “Last year David Cameron tried to per­suade Ger­man Chan­cel­lor Ange­la Merkel to let the UK have a spe­cial deal to opt out of free move­ment of peo­ple, while stay­ing in the sin­gle mar­ket. She said no. And she meant, well, no. Not “no-but-ok-if-you-push-hard-enough-may­be-yes”. Just no. When she said it again before the ref­er­en­dum vote, she meant no. And last week to There­sa May in Brus­sels, again, the answer no. She doesn’t quite know how to make it any clear­er. But in the UK politi­cians and jour­nal­ists are still ask­ing the ques­tion: what does Merkel real­ly think? ”

30.10. The Final Days of Trump’s Unprece­dent­ed Cam­paign Gabriel Sher­man: “Trump’s advis­ers are work­ing hard to plan their own futures while rid­ing out the roller-coast­er end of the cam­paign.”

19.10. Cli­mate change means no air­port expan­sion – at Heathrow or any­where | George Mon­biot