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Claire Berlinski
Postcards from Paris
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Election Eve

Last-minute surprises notwithstanding, the chances of a Brexit- or Trump-style surprise in France tomorrow seem remote.

How Democracies Die
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Guilty Men

Turkish democracy didn’t die all at once in last week’s referndum; it’s been languishing for years. Why did so many in the West fail to notice?

Memory
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Trump, Gingrich, Thatcher, and Me

When historical revisionism takes hold in a society, it’s time to get scared. It’s happened in Turkey and Germany, and now it’s happening here.

After the Coup
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Dark Days Ahead

The plot against Erdoğan has laid bare dangerous undercurrents in Turkey.

Turkey's Election
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Erdogan Isn’t Finished

The game isn’t over for Erdoğan and the AKP. Now would be a good time for the West to pay attention to what’s going on in Turkey.

After Charlie Hebdo
Paris Is Worth a Mass

Is it right that Paris gets a mass rally while Boko Haram’s slaughter of thousands in Nigeria merits hardly a shrug? No. But it’s the response Paris and Nigeria both deserve. This is what civilization looks like.

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WRM Elsewhere

“Brzezinski’s ability to package his depth of insight and breadth of vision into a form that worked in the Washington policy process, and was influential, is really an outstanding accomplishment.”

At Home

A reminder that under the strain of war and political polarization, the United States is slowly becoming an uglier and more dangerous place.

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.

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