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LATEST, 25 July 2020

USA politics
The USA racism protests … the abstract structure of public opinion
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDozMjI1MWMxYTRlZmIyYmJm.

1 June 2020
Fact v opinion: Maitlis v BBC & Times … Brazil v Belgium … Trump v Twitter
current draft, 1 June 2020:

Trump’s fractious ‘marriage’ with the (coronavirus) world
current draft, 24 May 2020:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo1Njg2MTcyYjQwZTQ2Yzcy

A beleaguered wife and mother has written to The Times seeking advice on how to cope during lockdown. Similar to the relationships in this lady’s household are the fractious relationships which President Trump has with the world …

Here are the sections and links provided in the paper:
1 Values: optimism, success, victory
1.1 New Year optimism … majorities in the media
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDpjYTliYmFkYjgzNTg4Ng
1.2 Success: coronavirus success and football success
1.3 Victory: VE Day, who defeated Hitler? Local experiences and local perceptions of global war
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo3NDY2ZmVmMTMzZjM2ZGVi
2 Facts: the Trump-Penrose discourse continuum
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo3Y2RhZTRiOTkyODVjNGY
2.1 The Coronavirus and the Trump-Penrose discourse continuum
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo2OTI4ODkyMmY2YzFkYzZj
2.2 Coronavirus statistics update: mid-May
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo1ZThkZTlmNWEyNjIzYjZm
3 Values in social relationships
3.1 “Stay at home”: Household relationships and the coronavirus
3.2 Relationships: family and friends, care and therapy, nurturing flourishing
3.3 Is marital peace possible? in memory of David Barkla …
… history of the Conflict Research Society and the Richardson Institute
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo4OWQ2ZDY1N2U5ZDA3MTM
3.4 Relationship dynamics – a foundational mathematical approach
talk:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo0Y2I5MmE2ZjljZGY2MDRk
slides:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo2MDM1OTIzNDM5NTUzMDNk
4 Values in politics: the hate-love continuum
4.1 “Love the stranger” … Trump, China … the distribution of people and countries on the hate-love continuum worldwide
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDoyNzJmMTZiYTQwOTA4OTJi
4.2 How UK regions view one another … media reports
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo3ZWNlNmYwOGMzZjkyZjUw
4.3 USA and Iran … each side tells UN it acted in self-defence
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDpkN2Y0NWU5NmJhNDYzNGU
4.4 A new Labour leader … in political space
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDozNDc2ODE1NjA4YzQ1ODgw
4.5 How should we study conflict?
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo0NmU4MTI5ODZiNTcwMzI2
5 Better world, worse democracy
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxnb3Jkb25idXJ0bWF0aHNvY3NjaXxneDo0NzU1ZTA5ZmM1MzY2ZGYw

Further notes

Success [lack of]
“… because the West has handled the pandemic so poorly …”
Leading article, The Times, May 22 2020: 29

Virus statistics, within country
Grylls, George. “Relax rules by region, report urges.” The Times, May 20 2020: 11.
Smart exit: a Covid-19 early-warning model
https://institute.global/policy/smart-exit-covid-19-early-warning-model
Institute for Global Change
https://institute.global/
[‘…activity in Slough and York is already “too high to get R below 1” ….’
See Executive Summary and also Figure 8 … note ‘Limitations …’]

International perceptions
Moody, Oliver. “German turning to Beijing for friendship as US relations cool.” The Times, May 20 2020: 28.
Amid coronavirus crisis, Americans and Germans see the changing world in different ways
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/05/18/amid-coronavirus-crisis-americans-and-germans-see-changing-world-in-different-ways/

Today’s Times, May 22 2020
UK statistics
“ONS reports 9,000 new infections a day” 11
China
China and Hong Kong 30-31
China and UK 4-5, 25, 27, 29
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/boris-johnson-wants-self-sufficiency-to-end-reliance-on-chinese-imports-bmlxnl8jl
China and USA Trump v Biden 31

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