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Taiwan’s New Multicultural Identity

Wei Te-Sheng’s films illuminate Asia’s under-appreciated success story.

Empires of Multiplicity

Two new books give us revisionist accounts of the histories of the Holy Roman and Austrian Empires.

Illiberality
Déclassé: Nothing New Under the Sun

Can we learn anything from past rounds of technological disruption and mass downward socio-economic mobility?

Bioengineering
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The Age of Designer Plagues

The growing ease of genetically modifying bacteria and viruses presages real trouble ahead.

The Future of the GOP
An Organized Hypocrisy

Party politics has always involved considerable hypocrisy, but the modern Republican Party has taken it to a new level.

The Political Economy of Illiberality
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Technoglobalism and Its Discontents

The economic roots of populist rage.

Election 2016
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Why Ohio?

Ohio is a likely bellwether of the outcome of 2016. Its history explains why.

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War in Peace

Cyberspace has brought about an era of persistent confrontation.

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Saudi Journeys

One month in the desert kingdom isn’t enough time to learn its complexities. Even forty years might not do it.

2016
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A Tale of Two Insurgencies

Trump triumphed, Sanders didn’t—but Bernie might have the last laugh.

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democrats in disarray

Democratic elites are losing the ability to set their party’s agenda.

Up in Smoke

And that’s just as “flawed” of a modern energy source as it sounds.

Asia's Game of Thrones

China’s suspension of coal imports from North Korea serves as both a warning to Pyongyang and a signal to Washington.

Transit's Future

Ridership is down, and there are reasons to believe it may never recover.

blue boondoggle

California’s utopian high-speed rail project just got another wrench thrown in its gears—this time by the Trump administration.

Fracking Futures

…And it wasn’t long ago that the U.S. was worried about LNG imports.

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