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New York Times (September 10)

2018/ 09/ 11 by jd in Global News

“Rather than remain silent,” Serena Williams “insisted on being heard. Rather than contain herself, she used her rage for the countless women silenced by sexism and racism.” Accusing the chair umpire at the U.S. Open of sexism was Serena’s “gift to Naomi Osaka, and Women.” By protesting his calls, “she opened new possibilities of black womanhood.”


Financial Times (December 20)

2016/ 12/ 20 by jd in Global News

“Fear and rage must not be used as an excuse to destroy America’s core institutions.” Britain and other western democracies are also at risk of falling into the hands of despots. “The core institutions of democracy do not protect themselves. They are protected by people who understand and cherish the values they embody. Politics must respond to the fear and rage that brought Mr Trump to power. But it must not surrender to them. They must not be an excuse to destroy the republic.”


New York Times (August 12)

2016/ 08/ 13 by jd in Global News

“When Mr. Trump fans racist rage against the president, suggests that gun owners take up arms against Mrs. Clinton, or speaks darkly of a ‘rigged’ election, he is not trying to woo Republican skeptics, independents or undecided voters. He is appealing to the mob.”


The Economist (June 29)

2013/ 07/ 01 by jd in Global News

“Over the past few weeks, in one country after another, protesters have risen up with bewildering speed. They have been more active in democracies than dictatorships. They tend to be ordinary, middle-class people, not lobbies with lists of demands. Their mix of revelry and rage condemns the corruption, inefficiency and arrogance of the folk in charge.” Whether it’s Brazil, Turkey, Sweden, Bulgaria, India or elsewhere, politicians should beware.