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September 23, 2022
How American Exceptionalism Fueled Global Authoritarian Nationalism
Even as the West unites against the Russia that Putin built, it finds itself fighting homegrown variants of authoritarian exceptionalism, from Trump to Orbán.
August 5, 2022
The January 6 Hearings Are Not Going to Save Us
Liberals don’t seem to have learned much from the failures of James Comey and Robert Mueller to take down Trump.
April 14, 2022
Turning Theory Into Art
Anna Ostoya transforms Chantal Mouffe’s writing into collages, with the hope of making her ideas more available to the masses.
Jonah Goldman Kay
February 28, 2022
What Is Fueling Our Century’s Global “Disorder”?
A conversation with historian Helen Thompson about the changes in energy consumption and monetary policy that set the table for today’s geopolitical instability.
January 10, 2022
When Will David Brooks Admit That Conservatism Paved the Way for Trump?
New York Times
columnist’s nostalgia whitewashes a nastier and much more consequential history.
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September 14, 2021
Germany’s Secret Success: Turning Immigration Into a Nonissue
Despite predictions of electoral disaster, Angela Merkel’s decision to admit 1.7 million asylum seekers has become politically popular.
April 16, 2021
Charles Booker Knows Just How to Tackle Rand Paul in 2022
The Democrat who shook up Kentucky politics in 2020 is looking at a 2022 run. Will D.C. Democrats let him run the right race this time?
January 25, 2021
We Balk at ‘Law and Order,’ but Democracy Needs the Rule of Law
The preservation of our liberties has always depended more on habit than on compulsion.
October 30, 2020
Donald Trump, Choker in Chief
The strange disappearance of Trump’s populist message.
August 25, 2020
How Trump Betrays the Working People Who Elected Him
The president is trying to con his supporters once more.
Katrina vanden Heuvel