Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Links — 20 Jan 2021

Sixth Tone (the reformed CCP)
The Decades-Old Move That Got the CCP Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Zhou Kai

Navalny is a power-hungry, unpopular politician: not Russia's Mandela
Johanna Ross, journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Paul Robinson | Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa

Western Companies Abandon Russia-Led Nord Stream 2 Project
Tsvetana Paraskova

Progress in Political Economy (long)
Revisiting Neoliberalism and Democracy in a Time of Crisis
David Primrose

economic intersect
An Open Letter to President Biden
Frank Li | Chinese ex-pat, Founder and President of W.E.I. (West-East International), a Chicago-based import & export company, B.E. from Zhejiang University (China) in 1982, M.E. from the University of Tokyo in 1985, and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1988, all in Electrical Engineering

Full text: Joe Biden inauguration speech transcript

The Week
Biden's inaugural poet wants to run for president in 2036
Jeva Lange


Ahmed Fares said...

QAnon believers grapple with doubt, spin new theories as Trump era ends: 'We all got played'

But while some QAnon disciples gave way to doubt, others doubled down on blind belief or strained to see new coded messages in the Inauguration Day's events. Some followers noted that 17 flags - Q being the 17th letter of the alphabet - flew on the stage as Trump delivered a farewell address.

"17 flags! come on now this is getting insane," said one post on a QAnon forum devoted to the "great awakening," the quasi-biblical name for QAnon's utopian end times. "I don't know how many signs has to be given to us before we 'trust the plan,'" one commenter said.

Over thousands of cryptic posts since 2017, Q, QAnon's unidentified online prophet, had promised that Trump was secretly spearheading a spiritual war against an elite cabal of child-eating Satanists who controlled Washington, Hollywood and the world.

Ahmed Fares said...

Also, Nigella Lawson's recipe of the day...

Nigella Lawson throws shade at outgoing US President Donald Trump as she shares a 'bitter orange tart' recipe in closing hours of his term

Peter Pan said...

QAnon has a built-in expiry date. Convenient.