Category Archives: Elections

UK election results 2017

The United Kingdom may descend into political chaos, but it will do so with style and in a calm and dignified manner. You can say about the UK what you want, but Britons can carry off things that would look … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Politics, UK | 3 Comments

The advice Trump got from Abbas

Abbas:  Hey, Mr President, you know when I had my last election? Trump:  Um, um, I am not so good with history. I’ll have to ask Stephen. Abbas:  I’ll tell you. I was elected in 2005. Trump:  And you’re still in … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Israel, Politics, USA | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Thoughts of the Day 11

Mohammad Mostafaei, the lawyer with whom I was arrested in Iran, has written a book. He says I am in it too, but I can’t read Norwegian, so I have to wait for a translation. Does anyone still remember José Echegaray … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Elections, France, Health, History, Human Rights, Iran, Language, Law, Mexico, Military, Politics, Sports, Statistics, Travel, World War II | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Democracy in Bolivia

It’s still there, but … (Photograped in La Paz on the anniversary of the 2016 constitutional referendum.)

Posted in Bolivia, Elections, Photography, Politics, Travel | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Winston Churchill on New Year’s Resolutions

It’s mid-February. If you are like me, most of your new year’s resolutions have already dissipated, been forgotten or pushed to March or April. The smarter ones among you won’t have made any resolutions in the first place. But if … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Elections, Facebook, History, Life, Military, Politics, Time, UK, World War II | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Better than a Spy Novel: the Trump-Kremlin Files

I was sitting in the park outside of the courthouse in Puno today, reading Nuestro hombre en La Habana and, fittingly, smoking a habano, when a gentleman in a suit – but without a hat – walked up to me and … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Politics, Russia, US election 2016, USA | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Bernie Sanders would have won? Bullshit.

Of course it didn’t take long for some of Bernie Sander’s supporters to exclaim with certainty that their candidate would have „easily/certainly/absolutely“ won against Donald Trump. That is not only an easy thing to say because it can never be … Continue reading

Posted in Elections, Politics, Polls, US election 2016, USA | Tagged , , , | 11 Comments