Tag: Brazil

Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all facets of life, the uncertainty, hedonism, and euphoria, and ultimately...

The Roles of Supreme Courts in Constitutional Democracies

So good afternoon. My name is Paulo Barrozo. I’m on the faculty of Boston College Life School and the convener of the Clough Distinguished Lectures in Jurisprudence series. The Clough Center is one of the most distinguished centers for the study of constitutional democracy in the world. It’s a highly interdisciplinary institution bringing together jurists, economists, political scientists, historians, theologians,...

A Further Blow to Democracy in Brazil? Glenn Greenwald on Conviction of Lula Ahead of 2018 Election

NERMEEN SHAIKH: We begin today’s show in Brazil, where former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has been convicted on corruption charges Wednesday and sentenced to nine-and-a-half years in prison. He will remain free on appeal. Lula has been the front-runner in the 2018 elections and is widely considered one of Brazil’s most popular political figures. The former union leader...