Newest Interludes and Book Notes:
- Understanding the “rationale” behind Donald Trump’s unusual refusal to concede
- The (long-awaited) morning after and the need to reflect
- When mutual respect and sovereignty both matter
- On the deeply self-wounding delusion of soon-to-be over America First
Desperate Measures, which is focused on international affairs and the defence of Western liberal values, is also about stressing the old fashioned value of facts and respectful opinions in our troubled times and making people think more for themselves.
Desperate Measures projects a right of center secular viewpoint based on respectful social liberalism and free speech, internationalism and a rules-based order, supervised free markets, prosperity through free trade, wise fiscal management and a sound safety net, regulated and added value immigration, fight against climate change and the protection of the environment, strong collective defense and a benevolent America of old leading a unified Western world alongside a strong and thriving European Union.
Desperate Measures is driven by an adherence to Western liberal values that have shaped our world since 1945 in an opposition to an increasingly fashionable populism and its electorally-focused easy answers to complex issues. Overall Desperate Measures is a modest contribution to avoid a creeping repeat of the 1930s and to stick to old fashioned Western rational thinking to analyse the developments of our global world.