Making America Great Again

by Diego Angeles Donald Trump´s victory was influenced by the unexpected resurgence of the working class Americans, once thought superseded by America´s urban, educated and cosmopolitan young citizens. According to information by the Pew Research Center, Trump´s electorate was composed mainly of middle aged (45-65) non-college educated white Americans, mostly male. These groups are settled in inner states of the US, many in the Mid-West region´s … Continue reading Making America Great Again

American Horror Story: US Presidential Elections of 2016

This article was written by a guest contributor, click here for more. by Diego Angeles The American Dream is over and the American electorate knows it. The bizarre political show that we have witnessed in the last year is marked by a series of events that reveal the exhaustion of the ideological system that has sustained social order in the United States for at least two centuries. However, … Continue reading American Horror Story: US Presidential Elections of 2016

Is Poland’s Law and Justice government losing momentum?

image by Beax  via Commons (licence CC 3.0) This article was written by a guest contributor, click here for more. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Although plunged immediately into a constitutional crisis that brought it into conflict with the European Commission, one year after its decisive parliamentary election victory Poland’s right-wing ruling party retains widespread support. It has come under fire recently over appointments to state-run companies and the … Continue reading Is Poland’s Law and Justice government losing momentum?

Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Poland’s constitutional tribunal crisis escalated last month when the European Commission initiated the next stage of its rule of law procedure calling upon the country’s government to take action or face possible sanctions. But while the crisis is forcing the ruling party to expend political capital defending its position, it does … Continue reading Is there an end in sight to Poland’s constitutional crisis?

Pax Olimpica: world peace as a brief spectacle for perverts

image by Agência Brasil, via Wikimedia Commons (licence CC 3.0) See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Diego Angeles The Rio Olympics were an apparent success. All the scheduled events, from the opening and closing ceremonies to the sporting competitions, were carried out according to plan. The strongest, fastest and best athletes received their due. Despite concerns about the Zika virus; the budgetary constraints in … Continue reading Pax Olimpica: world peace as a brief spectacle for perverts

How will Brexit affect Polish politics?

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Professor Aleks Szczerbiak Poland’s right-wing government, for whom Brexit means the loss of its main EU ally, blames the crisis on over-reach by the Union’s political elites, while the liberal and centrist opposition argues that the country needs to re-join the European ‘mainstream’ and re-build its alliance with Germany. Although Poles appear to be … Continue reading How will Brexit affect Polish politics?

Calling Latino Soft Power!

See posts from other guest contributors for The Priori here. by Diego Angeles Currently discrimination represents a major threat to many immigrant communities all over the world. Donald Trump´s speech of hate against Latinos and Mexicans is one of the most visible cases in global media today. There are reports of increasing levels of discriminatory attacks against the Mexican-American community in the USA as a consequence … Continue reading Calling Latino Soft Power!