Articles by Tom Arms

Stones vs Avalanche

In the wake of the victory in the House of Representatives, Democrats are preparing to hurl stones at President Trump. The Donald—flushed with Senate victory–…


Mobilising Anger

Anger is a powerful mobiliser. It is also dangerous to control when turned loose on the body politic. At the moment this raw rage is…


Saudi Quicksand

The extremely likely interrogation, torture, and murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul is set to have far-reaching…


Battle for the Pacific

The argy bargy over North Korea is part of a much bigger geopolitical battle. That is not to say that the denuclearisation of an authoritarian…


The Road to Power

There is a new, clearly defined road to political power—become an anti-politician. Forget about compromise, consensus and appealing to the middle ground. Dismiss ideas of…




Defeating ISIS

How do you defeat an idea, especially an idea wrapped in the cloak of religious infallibility? Now add the complications of long-held justifiable grievances against…


Free Speech

Free speech is a cornerstone of representative democracy. Abuse of free speech is one of the biggest threats to that cornerstone. This week we have…