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Mary Fitzgerald

Mary Fitzgerald

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Mary Fitzgerald is Director of Information Democracy at the Open Society Foundations and a former editor-in-chief of openDemocracy.

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  1. Little England’s Big COVID Problem
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    Little England’s Big COVID Problem

    Oct 9, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald & Peter Geoghegan highlight the failures of governance and accountability behind the country's spiraling infection and death rates.

  2. The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth
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    The Preventable Trauma of COVID Childbirth

    Aug 10, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights a new report showing how women are suffering needlessly in rich and poor countries alike.

  3. Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”
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    Europe Must Act Against US-Backed “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

    Feb 11, 2020 Mary Fitzgerald highlights the alarming findings of a new report on “health” facilities that target vulnerable women and girls.

  4. America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul
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    America’s Dark-Money Bid for Europe’s Soul

    Apr 24, 2019 Mary Fitzgerald reports that US Christian conservatives are sparing little effort to influence European politics.

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    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

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    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
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    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
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    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
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    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
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    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
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    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.
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    What’s Happened to China’s Economy?

    Zhang Jun worries that weakened incentives for local-government policy innovation are undermining dynamism and growth.
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Slavoj Žižek

    Four recent global news stories have revealed the varieties of women’s empowerment, showing how the politics of sex and gender can either challenge or reinforce existing power structures. For Western liberals, understanding these dynamics will be crucial to beating back the new right.

    shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.

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