Intentional or accidental

Oana Albescu (Babes-Bolyai): Fallacious and Perennial: On Lying in Politics. Austria just decisively rejected the far-right’s presidential candidate. “It's 2016 and Austria & Germany are leading the fight to resist fascism. Captain America goes back to sleep”. Big Oil is in decline, and the OPEC deal can’t rescue it. Trump’s Carrier deal is right out of Putin’s playbook. The party of Reagan is now rejecting free-market capitalism. If you don't like crony capitalism and economic fascism, you're a cuck. Republicans suddenly think the economy is getting better. Would politics be better off without anger? Amia Srinivasan reviews Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice by Martha C. Nussbaum.

How bad was Trump’s Taiwan phone call? Intentional or accidental, Trump’s Taiwan call raises the risk of a diplomatic disaster. Josh Marshall on the Taiwan call: “Here we have an impulsive and ignorant man whose comfort zone is aggression surrounded by advisors with dangerous ideas”. Evan Osnos on the real risk behind Trump’s Taiwan call.