Figure 5. At the opening of Trump Tower, 1983, Manhattan, (left to right) Donald Trump, Mayor Edward I. Koch, Roy Cohn. Credit Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images

In a well-ordered democracy the public debate of an election campaign would approximate what Jürgen Habermas projected as an ‘ideal speech situation.’ [1] The Wikipedia definition is concise and accurate: In an ideal speech situation, participants would be able to evaluate each other’s assertions solely on the basis of reason and evidence in an atmosphere […]

Click on the image gallery and scroll through… Send me corrections (hey, I’m not a statistician!), but hopefully I’m not too far off. Alistair Fraser

Figure 9. John Speed, The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine, 1676

Is Ireland in the British Isles? The Oxford English Dictionary seems clear. It tells us that the British Isles is: A group of islands, including Britain, Ireland (Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland), the Isle of Man, the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands, the Shetland Islands, the Isles of Scilly, and the Channel Islands, lying […]

Krzysztof Wodiczko, Homeless Vehicle, 1988 (Source: Medienkunstnetz.de) ‘Some things have to be done that are going to be ultimately very good for the city.” Donald Trump, 28th February, 1997 Neoliberal urbanization, and its ‘common sense logic’, has many spatial articulations. These range from high-rise condominiums offering an exquisite privatized life, to seductive advertising hoardings, and […]

Norman Rockwell, Freedom from Want (1943) “He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging.” – Walter Benjamin, “Excavation and Memory”        One of the more prominent and disturbing advisors to president-elect Donald Trump is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (currently under consideration for a high Cabinet […]

Claire McGing, Department of Geography, Maynooth University Hillary Clinton’s defeat to Donald Trump in the recent presidential election came as a shock to many voters and observers. This was especially the case for those (myself included) who believed they were about to bear witness to history and, 96 years after American women won the right […]

Adrian Kavanagh, 21st November 2016 Adrian Kavanagh is on Twitter – follow him at @adriankavanagh Another version of this post was published on the adriankavanaghelections.org website on the 18th November 2016 (and will be subsequently updated as final election figures come in for the remaining states). With the dust now settling following the conclusion of the very-very-long 2016 […]