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Thomas Meaney

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Thomas Meaney

Thomas Meaney, a doctoral candidate in history at Columbia University, is co-editor of The Utopian.


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For Francis Fukuyama and John Dunn, our democratic crisis is the result of an intellectual failure.

Can Indonesia’s charismatic new president solve the slow-burning crises of the world’s third-largest democracy?

Democracy was once a comforting fiction. Has it become an uninhabitable one?

The humanitarian impulse has not vanished from US foreign policy. It has simply split into two camps.

Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.

No good deed goes unpunished; smashing the glass ceiling; the dollar rules the world

Why a passionate history of global alternatives to liberal capitalism becomes an exercise in nostalgia.

In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.

How Charles de Gaulle’s story became a collective fairy tale that the French have agreed to believe in.