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! DOCH! OH!

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