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Kleptocracy Watch
Dirty Foreign Money’s Existential Threat to Democracy

Cultivating corrupt political proxies in order to sow chaos in the West is a game as old as the Comintern itself. But a set of technological, social, political, and above all financial innovations have made the old playbook much more effective.

Global Culture
Victims International

America has exported many a cultural influence around the globe, including its victimology.

Of Licks and Riffs
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The Guts of What Made Chuck Berry Great

Berry was great not because of what he led to but because of what he was.

Social Ills
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What Inequality Doesn’t Mean

Is inequality a death sentence for the American republic? Two recent books vigorously argue both sides of the case—with the naysayer pulling out ahead.

Hacking Democracy
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
What Can We Know and When Can We Know It?

Is there any hope of learning the truth about Russia, the elections, and Trump from Congress?

Net Assessment
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Time to Re-Engage

Whipsawed by years of foreign policy activism and then by general retreat, the United States is at risk of losing an opportunity to cement hard-won gains in Central Asia/Afghanistan.

Milo Murray & Middlebury
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How Not to Defend Free Speech

And why some limits on speech are not only good but even necessary for a free society.

Potemkin Friendships
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The Putin and Erdogan Show

The Russo-Turkish relationship is shallower, and more brittle, than it seems.

Broken Vessels
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300 Years of Theodicy

How can God, who is all-powerful, refrain from stopping the suffering of the innocent? The question is perennial.

Rethinking Higher-Ed
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Multiculturalism and Its Discontents

The movement for curriculum diversity in higher education is both too extreme and arrayed against the wrong target. There is a better way.

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The Future

Here’s some fodder for your next dinner party.

Psy-ops

Hint: It involves leaflets, psy-ops, and calls from Mom.

Libyan Afterparty

America’s top general in Africa has confirmed that Russia is up to new tricks in Libya.

EDTECH

As if holding back America’s schools wasn’t enough….

Pipeline Politics

Still, several hurdles remain for the beleaguered project.

Soft or Hard Landing

It feels like 2015 all over again.

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