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A Week is a Long Time in Politics

A Week is a Long Time in Politics

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THE OLD SAYING goes that a “week is a long time in politics.” In the past seven days, events around the world have taken place so quickly that it is almost impossible to keep up. Fortunately, we have kept up the pace with extensive coverage and analysis of all the biggest stories from the week.

As the country celebrated its annual July 4th Independence Day celebrations, a depressingly similar event took place. As innocent citizens enjoyed the celebrations at Highland Park in Illinois, a 21-year-old by the name of Robert Eugene Crimo III massacred seven people and left 46 others wounded. As reported by El American, Crimo disguised himself as a woman in order to escape detection. His motives still remain unclear.

On Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally announced his resignation after months of clinging on to power. As explained by yours truly, Johnson’s downfall was precipitated by a variety of factors, ranging from his dishonesty and arrogance all the way through to his lack of any coherent vision for the country and the excessive influence of his scheming wife Carrie Symonds. Johnson envisioned himself imagined as an heir to Churchill, although was only ever at a pound shop imitation.

Later that day, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot and killed during a rally in the city of Nara. As argued by Orlando Avendaño, Abe’s death leaves a dark mark on the world as a great ally of the U.S. and one of the few world leaders willing to stand up to China and the threats of other socialist regimes.

Just as the news cycle couldn’t get any crazier, Elon Musk announced on Friday his intention to pull the plug on his takeover of Twitter over concerns about the number of bot accounts. Yet for those who celebrated Musk’s promise to return free speech to the platform, hope still remains. As outlined by the prominent conservative lawyer Will Chamberlain, Musk has signed a contract to buy the company, and Twitter intends to hold him to that.

Of course, this short round-up only scratches the surface of all the important developments from the past week. Make sure to visit elamerican.com and follow us across social media to stay up to date in real-time.

This article originally appeared in El American’s newsletter on July 10, 2022. Subscribe for free here!

Ben Kew is English Editor of El American. He studied politics and modern languages at the University of Bristol where he developed a passion for the Americas and anti-communist movements. He previously worked as a national security correspondent for Breitbart News. He has also written for The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post, and The Independent


Ben Kew es editor en inglés de El American. Estudió política y lenguas modernas en la Universidad de Bristol, donde desarrolló una pasión por las Américas y los movimientos anticomunistas. Anteriormente trabajó como corresponsal de seguridad nacional para Breitbart News. También ha escrito para The Spectator, Spiked, PanAm Post y The Independent.

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