On the danger of a political vacuum

If ever there was a situation filled with uncertainty is Israel in the wake of Ariel Sharon’s major stroke. That he would win no popularity contests in Palestine is obvious from the slogans urging him on to his death. But there must be huge apprehension as to what is likely to fill his unique position in Israeli politics. Oliver Kamm sees a disaster looming.

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty