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Obama's Morphing Inequality Narrative

Obama’s Morphing Inequality Narrative

Speaking about American inequality is a big and complex issue. Therefore, when a politician tries to narrow its scope, it is illuminating to see where they focus. In the last few months, President Barack Obama has morphed his national message on inequality from worrying about ‘the lack of upward mobility’ as the ‘defining challenge of...
IR Professor Interview Series: Tony Lang

IR Professor Interview Series: Tony Lang

Anthony F Lang, Jr holds a Chair in International Political Theory in the School of International Relations at the University of St Andrews and is Director of the Centre for Global Constitutionalism. He is currently one of the co-editors of a new journal, Global Constitutionalism, associate and book review editor of Journal of International Political...
Mr Rubio and the Syrian Silence

Mr Rubio and the Syrian Silence

If you go to the 2016 GOP nomination odds on Ladbrokes, the regular coterie of Republican politicians can be found. Senator Ted Cruz finds himself sitting at rather attractive 16/1 odds, Rand Paul at 8/1, and Sarah Palin coming in at 33/1. These three figures of the current GOP party have controlled the airwaves, blogs,...
A Liberal Pope (only for the 49%)

A Liberal Pope (only for the 49%)

Don’t look now, but the Pope is starting to show signs of morality. Pope Francis has enamoured himself to the liberal wing of the Catholic Church and most of the Western world by speaking in amicable terms about homosexuals (“If someone is gay and is looking for the Lord, who am I to judge him?”)...