My Turn: What is democracy?


Democracy is much praised but little understood. Most people, if asked to define democracy, would say that it means that the majority rules. But...

John O’Rourke’s rants that have been appearing on the editorial pages of this newspaper probably will be challenged by more readers than just me...

My Turn: Disunited States of America


We live in the Disunited States of America. The results of the 2020 election show that clearly. The people who supported Donald Trump are a...

Thoughts on the atomic bombing of Japan


With regard to Richard Kostanski’s letter  [‘A land invasion of Japan will cost a millon lives’] about the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs: The one...

Like many others, I was horrified by the election of Donald Trump. What’s particularly striking about his election is how few people, even his...

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