|transition to democracy||民主主義への移行|
· Full text of President Trump's executive order aimed at preventing online censorship →
Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy.
· False dawn: The sharemarket rally is based on a fallacy →
I doubt that Western democracies would allow their governments to act with such ruthlessness, or that people would go about normal business in the midst of a Wave Two.
· U.S. joins G7 artificial intelligence group to counter China →
The Trump administration had been the lone holdout among leaders of the Group of Seven — the world's wealthiest democracies — in setting up the Global Partnership on AI.
· Many world leaders have held national coronavirus memorials for the dead. Trump hasn’t. →
And this week, Spain began a 10-day remembrance period — the longest ever for the democracy — for its more than 27,000 dead.
· Relief for migrant labourers: Too late, too little →
Amartya Sen argues that democracy is the defence against famine, but “it would be a misapprehension to believe that democracy solves the problem of hunger”.
· Dominic Cummings' lockdown trip: what critical Tory MPs say →
George Freeman, Mid-Norfolk, former science minister: “After 48 hours and c1000 emails from constituents expressing outage at the PM’s chief of staff breaking the lockdown & not apologising, it’s clear that public anger at the betrayal of their trust & compliance now risks a collapse of respect for HMG public health advice.” Richard Graham, Gloucester, Conservative MP: “In any crisis, nations need to believe in their leadership, and in a democracy emergency guidelines can only be enforced by consensus, which comes from trust in the message.
· The real goal of Trump's executive order: Pressure Twitter and Facebook to let him do whatever he wants →
Everyone wins — except democracy in America.
The New York Times
· Playing by the Rules: Dutch Leader Offers a Sober Contrast in a Brash Era →
Mr. Rutte, who leads the center-right People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy, or V.V.D., does not play to the crowd, nor does he worry about keeping a politically crafted image, people close to him say.
· Trump's campaign strategy is going down badly. Republicans worry he's about to deliver Biden a landslide victory →
This week, a Democracy Fund/UCLA Nationscape Project survey found over seven in 10 Americans fear Trump is attempting to open the country too fast.
The New York Times
· 11 New Books We Recommend This Week →
THE PRICE OF PEACE: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, by Zachary Carter.