Clive Crook

11/20/2014 - 2:53pm

    David Cameron's gamble in promising Britain a stay-or-go referendum on membership of the European Union is growing more hazardous. Britain's prime minister wants the country to stay in the EU, but not on the existing terms. He'd like to renegotiate the contract and then recommend the new deal...

11/06/2014 - 5:17pm

    Last time, I asked whether too much democracy had ruined America. In a sense, I said, it had. So what does an avowed anti-democrat suggest as an alternative? Less vetocracy, more technocracy.

    One...

10/30/2014 - 2:03pm

    The most striking thing about the U.S. midterm elections is how little most of the country seems to care. It isn't as though nothing will change: If the Republican Party wins control of the Senate, as the prognosticators are saying, that will have...

10/09/2014 - 3:02pm

    When will central banks in the United States and Britain start raising interest rates? The question preoccupies financial markets, and much turns on the answer. What's happening in the two countries' labor markets - and what the Federal Reserve and...

10/02/2014 - 4:11pm

    Barack Obama's address to United Nations General Assembly this week was the one of the most important speeches of his presidency. Two weeks ago I argued that, in foreign policy, the United States and the world needed a different Obama. This week, they...

09/11/2014 - 2:37pm

    The gap between the European Union's pretensions and capacities has never looked so wide. Its stagnant economy and the crisis in Ukraine point to gross failures of leadership. In both cases, Europe's de facto leader - Germany - is especially to...

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