Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Paul Ryan Announces He Will Support Democrat For President In 2020

By Jeff Cahlon After Congressional Republicans’ bill to repeal and replace Obamacare failed to reach a vote in the House of Representatives, House Speaker Paul...

The Lesson

By John Bell "Half claim the vocation of a leader, a quarter believe they are prophets, and at least ten percent take themselves for gods,"...

Charisma’s Call

By Lewis G. Miller In the future, our times will not be viewed as normal. Distant historians will peer back on these years, trying to...

La La Land Left Me Flat

By Ellen Halliday I thought La La Land would be an all-singing, all-dancing, magical dreamscape. But it is not a film of wonder. La La...

Mark Fisher and the Fear of a Blank Planet

By Nicholas Barrett On Friday 13th January the British cultural theorist and music critic Mark Fisher took his own life at the age of 48....

Dawn of the Demagogue

By Lewis G. Miller  _ The shocking rise of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United states has popularised one particular accusation; the charge of...

Machiavellian of the Year 2016

Since we launched the Strix in May, our political horizons have changed beyond recognition. Instead of working together to battle inequality and climate change,...

It Keeps on Raining

By Ellen Halliday Florentines should know that it is dangerous to be unprepared. Almost exactly fifty years ago, in November 1966, the people of this...

The Way Forward

By Joshua Kraushaar November 8, 2016, is a day that will live in infamy: the day that America handed over the keys to a country...

The Comeuppance

By Jeff Cahlon For all the shock expressed in reaction to Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, it didn’t teach us anything...

Don’s Greatest Con

By Jeff Cahlon As polls tightened in the waning days of the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump, increasingly confident of victory, prepared his victory speech....

How to Pick Your President

By Lewis G. Miller Affixed to the front of Machiavelli’s most famous work, the Prince, is a dedicatory letter to Lorenzo de Medici, the ruler...