Geoffrey Fox

Archive - Tag: European Union

After Bucha…

2022.05.10 - Tags: ,

The massive Russian invasion of Ukraine and the savage cruelties of many of Russia’s soldiers have brought to mind for me and many other journalists and writers Adorno’s anguished lament of almost 80 years ago : “After Auschwitz, to write a poem is barbaric…” … and that barbarism “is why it has become impossible to … read more »

Politics and personalities, war and suffrage

2021.10.20 - Tags: ,

To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is brilliant reporting of the British side of the Great European War of 1914 to 1918, “World War I” as we now know it. The focus is not on the big strategic decisions, the … read more »

How to save Europe

2018.04.07 - Tags:

Chronicles: On Our Troubled Times by Thomas Piketty My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is a translation of monthly articles written between 2008 and 2015 for Libération, devoted almost entirely to the crises before the European Union and Piketty’s proposals of how to confront them. Though written before Trump, Brexit or the Catalonian secession … read more »

A new country for refugees?

2015.07.24 - Tags: , ,

A Silicon Valley mogul wants to solve the global refugee crisis by creating a new country – The Washington Post It’s a bad idea, but at least it’s an idea! The European Union isn’t even daring to think about the problem. OK, so a new country for hundreds of thousands of dissimilar people — and … read more »