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Martha Bayles
Print & Pixels
Loud and Clear
Don’t Kick Voice of America When It’s Down

VOA’s alleged mishandling of a Chinese insider’s interview shouldn’t overshadow the important work done by it and the other U.S. government-sponsored broadcasters.

Back of the Class
Carter Gets a D

And that’s with the benefit of substantial grade inflation.

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.

Six Lessons
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Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

A memo to the new CEO of U.S. international media.

Eat the Press
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Will Tweety Eat Sylvester?

Why is the President-elect so good at getting the media to chase their own tails?

The Writing on the Wall
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It’s the Corruption, Stupid

How Westerners misunderstand the Eurasian drift of former Soviet republics like Moldova.

Unreliable Narratives
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Watch Me Lie!

The problem with our media isn’t “fake news.” It’s the absence of meaningful contexts for interpretation.

Information Age
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Good for the Media, Bad for America

How serious political reporting became a luxury good amid a mass-market media circus.

The Sony Hack
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Kick the Chicken, Kowtow to the Monkey

Forget about North Korea and The Interview: For decades Hollywood has been censoring its own output to protect access to the Chinese market.

The TNR Dust-Up
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Horrible Bosses

What the New Republic and the Washington Redskins have in common.

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff
retirement crisis

Young Americans expect to lean more heavily on Social Security when they retire. But the system is underfunded.

Hail Shale

Give shale the credit it’s due this holiday weekend.

Pressuring Pyongyang

An analysis of their trade flows suggests so.

RIP

We are greatly saddened here at The American Interest to hear about the death of our friend, colleague, and mentor Zbigniew Brzezinski.

China's Big Money Diplomacy

China wants to help Egypt construct a new capital—but can they follow through?

social norms

The President’s assault on P.C. was at least partly successful. That is both good and bad.

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