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The Middle East & Beyond
The Tourists’ Puzzlement

How did a statue of Andrew Jackson end up at the center of Lafayette Park? There is an answer, but a story goes with it.

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2019 Predictions

Another year, another round of prognostication. TAI editors speculate about what 2019 has in store.

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Editorial Blog
The Left’s Case Against Birthright Citizenship

The view that “none of us deserve citizenship” is incoherent because it invokes the horrors of statelessness to make what is essentially an anti-statist argument.

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Editorial Blog
Protestantism’s Lasting Sting

In many ways, our ruling class remains more WASPy than either its critics or advocates may like to think.

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Editorial Blog
When Milo Wins, So Do SJWs

Conservative provocateurs are not “owning the libs.” They’re enabling them.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Interrogating Identity

A conversation with Richard Aldous on the origins of modern identity politics.

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The Middle East & Beyond
Shocked and Surprised

The revelations of a “resistance within” the Trump Administration are surprising in their details. But what is happening now was always inherent in the idea of a Trump presidency.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Identity and the End of History

History is directional and progressive, and the modernization process points to liberal democracy as its fullest embodiment. But getting there is harder than it seemed back in 1992, and the possibility of institutional decay is ever-present.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
The Decline of American Public Administration

After a period of innovation and creativity driven by economists, the field of public administration seems to have lost its way again.

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Democracy, Development & the Rule of Law
Social Media and Censorship

The idea that the big internet platforms are not media companies has never really been tenable, and the contradictions in their public protestations of neutrality have become ever more apparent over time.

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