With US democracy under threat from within, AUKUS puts Australia in danger – Pearls and Irritations

With the AUKUS treaty, Australia may have hitched its fate to a nation soon to be led by people who make Trump seem competent. Britain and Australia’s democracies are under threat; America’s future is in dire peril.  In 2024, there is a strong chance that the damage done to US political systems, courts, media and Continue reading »

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4 thoughts on “With US democracy under threat from within, AUKUS puts Australia in danger – Pearls and Irritations

  1. I took a quick look at this at Pearls and Irritations, but it’s not very informative about the writer. It just says that she has degrees from a couple of universities, but not what faculty the degrees come from… and I like to know what expertise a writer has to comment on issues like this.

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    1. You are correct, Lisa: there isn’t much information about the writer. And usually I would look, for like you I do like to have some idea of the expertise of the writer. This time, though, I shared the link because I think some of what she says bears thinking about. I don’t agree (yet, anyway) with the conclusion but I am concerned about some of the shifts within the USA. Availability of abortion in Texas is the first thing to come to mind, but there are other changes that have me worried about the US democracy. And in the UK, Boris seems to exemplify opportunism and populism. So I worry, a bit.

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      1. I share your anxiety… but (this certainly isn’t a criticism of you sharing the article) there is something about her tone which seems less measured than Menadue’s articles, which was why I looked to see who the author was, and then what her credentials were.
        I really like Menadue’s stuff!

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