Clive Crook

06/19/2015 - 10:18am

    Is it all over for centrism -- a failed and discredited doctrine? Some people seem to think so. They're mostly wrong, but I'm a centrist, so I'll try to meet them halfway.

    Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith recently reviewed some of the...

06/10/2015 - 12:56am

    With both sides said to be drawing up final proposals, and a definitive debt crunch thought to be imminent, the months of brinkmanship over Greece may at last be drawing to a close. But who knows, really? You might think making this shambles any worse would...

06/09/2015 - 11:45pm

    By pre-crash standards, the big central banks have made and continue to make amazing efforts to support demand and keep their economies running. Quantitative easing would once have been seen as reckless. The official term of art -- unconventional monetary...

05/28/2015 - 4:33pm

    On Monday President Barack Obama announced new rules for the distribution of surplus military hardware to local police forces and unveiled a report on 21st- century policing. The new procedures and recommendations rightly acknowledge failings in the U.S....

05/14/2015 - 7:20pm

    Britain's sense of purpose in the world is trending downward. Indisputably, Thursday's election marks a new low in national ambition, and it's likely to be followed by a further, perhaps accelerating, decline. British voters seem to think the...

05/07/2015 - 2:28pm

    The British election on May 7 is too interesting for the country's good. Neither the Conservatives nor Labour expect to win a majority of seats in Parliament. Everything will depend on deals struck after the vote -- an idea to which other countries are...

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